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  • Having a ball on the ice with a broomstick

    Having a ball on the ice with a broomstick
    It didn't take much to rekindle the memory of glory. The Chicago Park District board last week voted to allow the district to sign a contract with Rink Management Services Corp., a company based in Mechanicsville, Va., to operate the city's outdoor...
  • Remembering Jodie Christian: Modest giant of Chicago jazz

    Remembering Jodie Christian: Modest giant of Chicago jazz
    They don't make jazz pianists like Jodie Christian anymore. The admired Chicago artist, who died last year at age 80, sounded like no one else in jazz, the ingenuity of his harmonies matched by the luster of his touch. So when musicians from across...
  • From Herbie Hancock to Bobby Broom, a bustling jazz weekend

    From Herbie Hancock to Bobby Broom, a bustling jazz weekend
    This will be a singular weekend in Chicago jazz, with a remarkable breadth of activity and styles. Among the highlights: Herbie Hancock: We face a shortage of jazz legends these days, the old ones having passed away and the new ones unlikely to match...
  • Actors' Equity names new Central region head

    Actors' Equity names new Central region head
    The Actors' Equity union has a new leader for its Chicago office, which covers the middle third of America. Sean Taylor, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and an attorney for the Chicago Park District, is the Central regional...
  • Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration

    Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration
    After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands. So last week, Heltzer and...
  • 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...
  • Bennett always open, for passes and conversation

    Bennett always open, for passes and conversation
    BOURBONNAIS — Somebody asked new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett if he had eaten at Ditka's restaurant yet. "I'm not a big steak person (and) I don't eat pork,'' Bennett said. "I'm not a Muslim but I don't eat pork.'' Another questioner at...
  • Backstreet Boys concert gets late start, early finish

    Backstreet Boys concert gets late start, early finish
    The Backstreet Boys were back, all right, but not for as long as their excited fans at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion expected. The '90s pop sensation — known for such hits as "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" — was apparently cut off Friday night...
  • Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan

    Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan
    The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions. A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
  • Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars

    Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars
    Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange...
  • Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool

    Fire officials: Boy drowns in McKinley Park pool
    To Christopher Bowen's friends and family, the 14-year-old boy was either swimming or fishing and when he told his father Friday afternoon that he was going swimming at the McKinley Park pool no one thought twice about it. After all, Christopher was at...
  • Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool

    Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool
    The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool. "We just want to know what happened and why,"...