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posted: 5/10/2014 9:29 AM

Saturday opening day for Buckingham Fountain

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CHICAGO -- Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain is scheduled to be turned on for its 87th season.

Chicago Park District officials say the Grant Park fountain will operate daily beginning Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through autumn.

Chicago high school senior Char'Nese Turner turned on the fountain Saturday, May 10, at 9 a.m. She's the recipient of this year's Chicago Park District Junior Citizen award.

The fountain was dedicated in 1927 as a gift to the people of Chicago from Kate Buckingham. It is a memorial to her brother.

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