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  • Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor

    Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday night that he will accept online applications from people who want to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson and ask a committee to winnow the field of contenders. The web site will be up Friday and the panel will...
  • This year's upcoming museum exhibits

    This year's upcoming museum exhibits
    Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
  • Field Museum to cut staff and research, refocus mission

    Field Museum to cut staff and research, refocus mission
    Battered by the recession and a high debt load, the Field Museum on Tuesday announced plans to cut staff, overhaul its operations and limit the scope of its research. A comprehensive plan being drawn up by museum officials also could include changes to...
  • Windy City White House 2012

    Windy City White House 2012
    If reactions from the few hundred people in the audience at the Chicago Tribune's forum this week about the stakes of the 2012 presidential race were any guide, the election will pivot around how voters rank economic matters and social issues....
  • Is this Chicago's best bathroom?

    Is this Chicago's best bathroom?
    Dining editor Lisa Arnett may have reviewed the ground-breaking restaurant "Next" and movie reviewer Matt Pais might get RedEye's first look at "The Hobbit," but, dear readers, this reporter lucked into the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the...
  • Retiring Field Museum, Adler Planetarium presidents give their final thoughts

    Retiring Field Museum, Adler Planetarium presidents give their final thoughts
    This autumn and early winter will see the biggest change in Chicago's Museum Campus since Lake Shore Drive took a hard swing to the west to create the parkland connection of cultural institutions 14 years ago. This time, though, the alteration is not...
  • 10 museum exhibits for your fall 2012

    10 museum exhibits for your fall 2012
    Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance: "Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
  • Field Museum birds are in fine feather

    Field Museum birds are in fine feather
    A good museum is constantly revising and reinventing itself. So it is that the Field's newly named Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds reopened Tuesday after an extensive renovation. This mecca of bird-watching (stuffed-and-mounted division)...
  • Spiders attacking downtown high-rises? Not so fast

    Spiders attacking downtown high-rises? Not so fast
    Arachnophobic Chicagoans want to hear "flying" and "spider" in the same sentence probably as much as "ketchup" and "hot dog." But that's the phrase that the bug-squeamish have been treated to this week, when a note posted to guests at the Hilton Chicago...
  • Monday, July 16, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell 9:05 a.m.  Where's Robin Leach when you need him?  Mike McConnell learns about the unique problems that come with the lifestyles of the incredibly rich and occasionally famous.  12 - 3...
  • Review: 'Charles R. Knight' by Richard Milner

    Review: 'Charles R. Knight' by Richard Milner
    -------------------- Charles R. Knight The Artist Who Saw Through Time Richard Milner Abrams: $40, 180 pp. -------------------- Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
  • Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

    Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president
    Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...