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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • More undercover officers, surveillance at Taste of Chicago

    More undercover officers, surveillance at Taste of Chicago
    There will be more undercover police officers in and around Taste of Chicago this summer than in years past as officials try to head off violence and other crimes by identifying people who are acting unruly before they break the law, Police Superintendent...
  • 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 ...
  • 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,...
  • Where'd we get these etchings in our Pg. 1 logo?

    Where'd we get these etchings in our Pg. 1 logo?
    One design feature we've added to the enhanced Chicago Tribune that debuted this week is a woodcut image tucked into our Page 1 nameplate. A series of Chicago-themed illustrations evoking a sense of the history of the city and the newspaper will rotate in...
  • Cloudy skies mark start of Race to Mackinac

    Cloudy skies mark start of Race to Mackinac
    Sailors and boating enthusiasts crowded Chicago’s harbors today for the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac, where 355 boats began racing to Michigan’s Mackinac Island. In its 103rd year, the oldest freshwater race in the world drew...
  • '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...
  • Totally 'Boss' summer

    Totally 'Boss' summer
    A cunning vampire overlord, a murderous meth maker and an oil baron carrying a Texas-size grudge: In a summer TV schedule stuffed with bold, brash characters, Mayor Tom Kane vanquishes all pretenders. He's the biggest, the boldest. He is the "Boss."...
  • Former accidental tourist to Chicago now works to bring more people into the Loop

    Former accidental tourist to Chicago now works to bring more people into the Loop
    Life's unexpected detours aren't always a bad thing. Just ask Ty Tabing. The man behind the rebirth of State Street fell in love with Chicago two decades ago when a cross-country road trip gone bad left him stranded in the Windy City for three weeks with...
  • 2 struck by vehicle near Lollapalooza, seriously injured

    2 struck by vehicle near Lollapalooza, seriously injured
    Two men were seriously injured tonight when they were struck by a vehicle on Lake Shore Drive, just east of Buckingham Fountain and the Lollapalooza music festival.   Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene on Lake Shore Drive east of...