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  • Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront

     Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront
    For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...
  • Pedestrian bridges leave dots unconnected

    Pedestrian bridges leave dots unconnected
    Maybe you've looked through your windshield at the 35th Street pedestrian bridge, a rickety eyesore that spans South Lake Shore Drive. Rust pockmarks its steel beams. Graffiti is slathered atop its concrete deck and stone pylons. The bridge doesn't just...
  • Jeff Jacobs: At This Point, Spievey Isn't Taking Any Chances

    — The cross-over dribble, the grace and speed, the leaping ability, the step-back jumper, they were all there Saturday inside Mercy High School's gymnasium. "I was pretty good at basketball at Xavier," Amari Spievey said after helping lead his team...
  • City offers George Lucas Soldier Field parking lots for museum

    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
  • World Cup in 1994 gave U.S. soccer the kick in the pants it needed

    World Cup in 1994 gave U.S. soccer the kick in the pants it needed
    Ask just about anyone on the U.S. soccer team for their earliest World Cup memories and chances are they'll point to 1994, the only time the tournament was held in this country. Michael Bradley, then an impressionable 6-year-old living in New Jersey,...
  • George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation

    George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation
    A long time ago, at a studio far, far away, a young filmmaker coming off his first success opted to leave around a half-million dollars in pay on the negotiating table in exchange for more control over the project he was about to begin. Conventional...
  • 2 top soccer squads coming to Chicago this summer

    2 top soccer squads coming to Chicago this summer
    Summer is the most popular season in Chicago, starting with the pleasant weather. Unfortunately, the teams playing in Chicago—mostly the Cubs and White Sox—are notoriously far from top-notch. English Premier League football, on the other...
  • Website The Chive to launch music fest at Soldier Field in June

    Website The Chive to launch music fest at Soldier Field in June
    The Chive, a national men's interest and pop culture-focused website based in Chicago, will launch a music festival in June. The site, which has amassed a cult-like following since its 2007 debut, will host its festival June 28th at Soldier Field. The...
  • Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site

    Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended a proposal to let George Lucas build his museum on a lakefront parcel now occupied by Soldier Field parking lots, saying the Star Wars creator's collection deserves to stand alongside venerable institutions like the Adler...
  • Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf

    Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf
    Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo believes the team was “around the corner” from a move to artificial turf at Soldier Field before he was fired after the 2011 season. Visiting with the “Kap and Haugh Show”...
  • George Lucas museum unlikely here

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's task force seems to have picked the best possible site for a proposed museum to exhibit filmmaker (and part-time Chicago resident) George Lucas's collection of art and movie memorabilia. Converting the parking lot south of Soldier...
  • World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago

    World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago
    Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...