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  • Fest planner: Sept. 5-7

    Fest planner: Sept. 5-7
    September?! September. This new month either fills you with dread ("Where did summer go?") or with elation ("Finally! I'm not sweaty!"). Whichever camp you're in, this weekend's fests are a great excuse to enjoy the final weekends of summer, or to get out...
  • Beer budget

    Beer budget
    Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here...
  • Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River

    Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River
    A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
  • Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000

    Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000
    More than a week after music fans rocked out at Lollapalooza, two mud-slopped fields in Grant Park remained closed to the public for the repair work that is set to begin Wednesday. The price tag for the post-fest repairs is estimated at $266,000, the...
  • Rower who survived attack on Lake Michigan to circle water again -- on bike

    Rower who survived attack on Lake Michigan to circle water again -- on bike
    The last time Jenn Gibbons circled Lake Michigan, she rowed by herself and survived an attempted sexual assault. This time, she won’t be alone. The 29-year-old Logan Square resident will set off on a 1,000-mile charity bike ride with 30 riders...
  • Lollapalooza: Lorde rules day one

    Lollapalooza: Lorde rules day one
    Reports from Friday, day one at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK),Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW): 11:47 a.m.: Even at this early hour, entrance lines stretch longer than in years past due in part to noticeably more thorough bag-...
  • Lollapalooza and the city's image machine

    Lollapalooza and the city's image machine
    During my second day of Lollapalooza coverage I thought more about how the music festival has become such a boon to Chicago's image. The immediate tourism benefits are obvious as 100,000 people each day flow into downtown: packing trains, after-...
  • Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne

    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne
    A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
  • Cecy Rodgers Szuba, program director at Chicago Club, 1942-2014

     Cecy Rodgers Szuba, program director at Chicago Club, 1942-2014
    For more than two decades, Cecy Rodgers Szuba was the smiling face meeting and greeting members at the Chicago Club, one of the city's oldest business and social clubs. As program director for the club, which overlooks Grant Park and Buckingham...
  • Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
  • Circle Interchange too iconic to be renamed

    Circle Interchange too iconic to be renamed
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on a park, street, building,...
  • Wayne Newton brings the show on the river?

    Wayne Newton brings the show on the river?
    Mr. Las Vegas briefly became Mr. Chicago on Friday. Wayne Newton visited WGN-TV in the morning and performed “Danke Schoen” on a boat on the Chicago River. Later, Newton and a group of backup singers performed at the marquee outside...