| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Today Is: Crush a Can Day (Source: HolidayInsights.com)
Crush a Can Day is today. How flat can you squish it?
After you get done kicking the can around, you get the fun of crushing it too. Use it as a stress reliever to take out all of the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:01 AM
"F--- You, I Love You, Bye: The Rahm Emanuel Story"
There are plenty of jokes that land solidly in this good-natured, necessarily profanity-laden skewering of Chicago's current mayor, which flashes forward to the year 2081 when visitors to the...
| May 12, 2011
From the elegant galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago to the stately halls of the Field Museum, the blend of modern culture and modern museum management has created etiquette issues your grandmother's curator could not have imagined.
| May 10, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Three Chicago and two north suburban teachers were surprised today with Golden Apple awards, one of the Chicago region’s top teaching honors.
This year’s winners, all of whom teach fourth through eighth grade, were selected from a pool of...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Now that the weather is cold and the tourists are sparse, it's free museum season for us Chicagoans who are hardy enough to brave the lakefront winds.
The Shedd Aquarium is free tomorrow, Jan. 11! I just went on their Web site to confirm that they...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:11 AM
If you want to go to Chicago for a mini-vacation, we've got a deal for you!
Charity Wilder is organizing a trip to Chicago for the spring. It originally started out as a family vacation but Charity decided to share the deal with everyone!...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:45 AM
People with interest in manufacturing have building confidence that they've reshaped their businesses to weather economic doldrums and grow again as the economy improves.
Chicago's interconnected manufacturing base has endured economic threats because it...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Far be it from The Frugalista to discourage you from patronizing Chicago's museums. If you have a favorite institution and you can afford it, by all means, become a member. But assuming you don't join everything, here's a list of museum free days and...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:28 PM
"The Sixty-Eight Rooms"
By Marianne Malone
Random House Books for Young Readers, 288 pages, $16.99
With her new young adult novel, 'The Sixty-Eight Rooms,' artist and former art teacher Marianne Malone has tapped into a fantasy that is both very Chicago...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:03 PM
As if commuting in the summer wasn't annoying enough, thanks to clueless tourists and extra traffic—summer is also detour season.
Between neighborhood and city-sponsored festivals and construction projects that shut down streets, buses are being...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 6:53 AM
Actor John Ratzenberger is in town to present the Young Inventor Award at the Toy and Game Industry Awards at the Museum of Science and Industry. The TAGIE awards ecognize toy inventors for their creativity.
The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is scheduled for...
| Feb 29, 2012
Leap Day is Wednesday, and two Chicago institutions are offering discounts for the holiday.
At Navy Pier, people can enjoy a free ferris wheel ride and free parking on Wednesday.
There's also discounts at shops, restaurants, cruises and admission to the...