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  • U.S. Taekwondo Academy athletes headed to nationals

    Athletes from the U.S. Taekwondo Academy in Bel Air have qualified to compete at the 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Chicago July 3-9 at McCormick Place. This is the first step toward competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which Taekwondo...
  • Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval

    Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval
    After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss --...
  • Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel

    Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel
    Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday. Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
  • Lakefront is in constant danger of exploitation

    Except for the existing Museum Campus, starting with the monstrosity of the intrusive McCormick Place east of Lake Shore Drive, the entire lakefront and our public parks are in constant danger of exploitation by commercially motivated and special...
  • Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?

    Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?
    Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...
  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Lucas museum might be better than parking lots

     Lucas museum might be better than parking lots
    I went out to the lakefront on Thursday, to the spot where George Lucas wants to build his museum, prepared to be alarmed and appalled. My expectations were quickly met. Twenty-two dollars to park even if you're staying for only an hour? Appalling....
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Convention center gets $187M facelift

    Convention center gets $187M facelift
    In the cavernous halls of the Orange County Convention Center, hard-hatted demolition crews are making a theme-park-sized mess. They're ripping out lights as big as paint cans, smashing decorative facades and piling broken ceiling tiles along the...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised

    Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised
    Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...