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  • New artistic directors for Theatre on the Lake

    Theater on the Lake, the summer theater operation of the Chicago Park District located at the corner of Fullerton Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, has announced the joint artistic directors for its 2013 season: Halena Kays, artistic director of The Hypocrites,...
  • The CPS contingency plan

    The CPS contingency plan
    Here are some frequently asked questions about the CPS contingency plan. The answers were compiled from CPS and chief Jean-Claude Brizard's comments during a teleconference with parents last week. Q: How will the CPS sites in the district's Children...
  • Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday

    Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday
    The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday. On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
  • Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues

     Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues
    Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...
  • Burn and learn: Running tours of Chicago kick off this weekend

     
    Chuck Betzold, the man I once christened "Geoffrey Baer in spongy shoes," will kick off this year's series of "historical fun runs" Sunday morning with a jogging tour of Bridgeport and the Illinois Michigan Canal. Our run begins with a......
  • 'Thillens Stadium' is no more -- so who dropped the iconic ball?

     
    This updated item appears in Sunday's print column For nearly 60 years, a large baseball with the name "Thillens" on it stood on a pole marking the entrance to Chicago's own field of dreams. Thillens meant the big time for......
  • Vandals scorch Lincoln Park soccer field

    Vandals scorch Lincoln Park soccer field
    Vandals with fireworks have made an artificial turf field in Lincoln into an eyesore. Debris greeted players Monday on the turf just north of LaSalle Drive west of Lake Shore Drive.  They found a melted mess of artificial turf, 20 feet wide in the...
  • 10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape

    10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape
    Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
  • Promontory Point, hmmm? Big wedding there is

    Promontory Point, hmmm? Big wedding there is
    Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park. Those plans were derailed, however, as...
  • Social Media Week: RedEye's picks for the social media everyman

    Social Media Week: RedEye's picks for the social media everyman
    For six days in September, several cities across the globe simultaneously host panels, events and more to celebrate Social Media Week (Sept. 24-28). Like social media but don’t necessarily want to get involved as a techie, an entrepreneur or a...
  • $100K bail for Chicago cop accused of having sex with prisoner

    $100K bail for Chicago cop accused of having sex with prisoner
    A veteran Chicago cop was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Friday on charges he had sex with a prisoner he’d promised to release from the West Side lockup where the officer was stationed. Officer Nelson Stewart, 59, stood silently in court...
  • Former lifeguards pay tribute to 'Bird Lady of North Avenue Beach'

    Former lifeguards pay tribute to 'Bird Lady of North Avenue Beach'
    They stood at the edge of the beach late Sunday afternoon, North Avenue lifeguards of beach days past, ready to pay tribute. But exactly where should the memorial be held? “Her old spot,” George Velisaris called out. They headed out onto the...