| Apr 18, 2013
For Spiros Argiris and Gus Sellis, the story of their lives is written on the walls.
Argiris points around the room at the Valois Cafeteria's murals: the Museum of Science and Industry, Hyde Park Bank, the South Side lakeshore.
Then he points to the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The hardest thing about visiting Chicago is deciding where to take the kids first — Chicago's famous Lakefront where you can ride bikes and in-line skate, or Lincoln Park where you can visit one of the few free zoos (http://www.lpzoo.org) in the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...
| Mar 27, 2013
We've got it all here in Florida, and this isn't even a horror flick — car-eating sinkholes, monster storms, pythons in the wild, sharks in the water, alligators in back yards and pit bulls in trailers.
Now, Mother Nature is about to whack us with...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Every picture tells a story. In Paul Natkin's world, sometimes multiple stories.
Take, for example, his portrait of the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. It's all there: the smirk, the skull ring, the cigarette butt in his right hand. And, yeah, he's...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:52 AM
The CTA board is poised to approve an agreement Wednesday with the University of Chicago that would allow the CTA to continue to operate four campus bus routes for five years.
The buses that would continue to run are the Nos. 170-U. of Chicago/Midway,...
| May 1, 2013
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Following in the footsteps of its very popular — and not particularly scientific — Dr. Seuss and Jim Henson exhibitions, the Museum of Science and Industry now gives Chicago a show devoted to comic artist Charles Schulz and his great, enduring...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:23 AM
An old United Air Lines DC-8 is towed into Exposition Park for display at the California Museum of Science and Industry....
| May 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Tiny House, a 128-square-foot, zero-net-energy house designed by Northwestern University students and recent alumni, will be on display at the Museum of Science and Industry, …...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Under the Streetlamp
Saturday March 19
25 E. Galena Boulevard
The performance will raise funds for the Aurora Area...