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  • Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive

    Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive
    Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions. "You can't miss it," he said into his...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • The pilot of a plane experiencing mechanical problems over downtown Chicago made an emergency landing this morning on Lake Shore Drive, gliding over traffic stopped at a red light near...
  • 2 rescued from lake near Buckingham Fountain

    2 rescued from lake near Buckingham Fountain
    A man and a woman who were hanging on a breakwall in the lake near Buckingham Fountain were pulled from the water this afternoon and taken to the hospital, officials said. The incident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Lake Shore...
  • Best and worst of Sunday at Lollapalooza

    Best and worst of Sunday at Lollapalooza
    5 best things 1. Toro Y Moi – “Electronic pop” has not been a difficult phrase to come by in the last three days. I've used it so many times while describing shows I was going to see or had seen, that I'm starting to roll my eyes at...
  • Do the arts get a pass when the content is questionable?

    Do the arts get a pass when the content is questionable?
    My kids and I live in a high-rise, so we often take to the communal hallway for catch and cartwheels and, on occasion, touch football. I'd bring sidewalk chalk if the hall weren't carpeted. The only thing keeping me from shedding guilty tears over...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
  • Buckingham Fountain to be turned on Thursday

    Buckingham Fountain to be turned on Thursday
    The Chicago Park District will turn on Buckingham Fountain for its 86th season on Thursday, the district announced today. The fountain, a memorial to Clarence Buckingham, was donated to the South Park Commission by his sister, Kate Buckingham, cost...
  • City announces proposed food truck stand locations

    City announces proposed food truck stand locations
    Food trucks may soon find special parking spots near City Hall, NBC Tower, Harold Washington College, Buckingham Fountain and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other high-traffic locations in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented the City Council with...
  • 'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy

    'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy
    Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
  • Chicago gets ready for Lollapalooza

    Chicago gets ready for Lollapalooza
    The annual Lollapalooza music festival has taken over most of Grant Park, much of which —- including the historic Buckingham Fountain -- will be largely closed to the public until next week. Columbus Drive between Monroe Drive and Roosevelt Road,...
  • Honest Tea company tests Chicagoans' honesty

    Honest Tea company tests Chicagoans' honesty
     The hidden cameras were perched in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain. What they captured, at least from what we could tell during a few minutes of watching, were tentative creatures circling an odd structure constructed for a few hours. It was not as ...
  • 'Floating above the city'

    'Floating above the city'
    Breathtaking views from high-rise condos are a quick cure for Chicagoans suffering from winter blahs. The city's gems are framed in windows like artwork: a panorama of Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see, a front-row seat to the kinetic action at...