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  • Chicago's love affair with Maxwell Street

    Chicago's love affair with Maxwell Street
    In the shadow of the Loop's skyscrapers, there once was an open-air bazaar with sights, sounds and smells that seemed magically transported across time and space from some Old World village. The Maxwell Street market — its principal thoroughfare was just south of Roosevelt Road on either side of Halsted Street — was the ancestor of today's suburban flea markets. Yet they lack its essential ingredient: the pulsating energy created by near chaos that a Tribune reporter felt on Maxwell Street in 1947.
  • Get Out: Things to do on Sunday

    Get Out: Things to do on Sunday
    Viva vegetarian Enjoy a fun twist on healthful living at Veggie Fest. Learn to make your own vegetarian fare by watching demonstrations and sampling a variety of international cuisines. Inspirational speakers, music, over 100 vendors and children's...

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business
    A Chicago philanthropic family whose scrappy appliance and furniture stores were known for hard bargaining and oddball promotions on Wednesday announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier Inc., one of the largest donations to a local nonprofit in recent...

    Stolen bike found in Indiana but remains unclaimed

    Stolen bike found in Indiana but remains unclaimed
    Sometime in the wee hours of Nov. 15, a thief took bolt cutters and snapped the padlock on Michael Kajdas' garage. When Kajdas woke up, he found that his prized 1966 Schwinn Panther bicycle had been stolen. Immediately, he contacted Chicago police....

    Gene Farris, more than 20 years later, still deep in the house

    Gene Farris, more than 20 years later, still deep in the house
    Gene Farris is a Chicago house music legend, and over the last two decades he's travelled the world DJing as well as producing his own music, featuring a sound that has continuously pushed house music forward. This week, Farris releases his latest album,...