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  • REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★
    At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
  • If this doesn't make you smile, what would?

     
    This billboard is on Chicago Park District property at South Lake Shore Drive at about 3800 South. It seems to be popular with passers by judging by the several minutes I spent at the site the other day. The message......
  • Sign sows cheer on South Lake Shore Drive

     
    From Sunday's print column, photo by Michael Tercha One of Chicago's newest lakefront attractions is a simple plywood billboard — 11 feet by 15 feet — offering an unadorned message in lower-case lettering: "you are beautiful." It sits at...
  • Artists gather to reclaim Englewood parks during 'So Fresh Saturdays'

    Artists gather to reclaim Englewood parks during 'So Fresh Saturdays'
    A collective of community-based poets, rappers, musicians, dancers and other artists will gather Saturday in Englewood to kick off a series of free outdoor festivals in the neighborhood, officials said. “So Fresh Saturdays” is a series of...
  • Dandelions are a sign that lawns are pesticide-free

    Regarding the abundance of dandelions on public property, I thank the Chicago Park District for limiting the use of pesticides in parks and for educating the public about the issue. This is a benefit for kids and pets too. I had dandelions on my lawn...
  • Storm cuts short Grant Park concert

     Storm cuts short Grant Park concert
    Call it the Grant Park concert that almost was. As in soggy, man, soggy. The Wednesday night Grant Park Music Festival event was another exasperating – also losing, this time – wrangle with the storm gods that tests the resilience of the...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
  • Grant Park World Cup viewing party moves to bigger field

    Grant Park World Cup viewing party moves to bigger field
    So many people turned out for the official Chicago viewing party for this week’s U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match that organizers have moved Sunday’s U.S.-Portugal viewing party to a larger field in Grant Park. Monday’s party packed...
  • 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...
  • Cook County property tax bills to have TIF information

    Cook County property tax bills to have TIF information
    The next set of Cook County property tax bills will show for the first time how much of each bill is going into controversial special taxing districts known as TIFs, county Clerk David Orr announced Thursday. About 12 percent of county taxpayers own...
  • New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park

    New glass and a new outlook in Garfield Park
    It sounds like something out of a Gothic novel. Golfball-sized hail falls in the night and blasts football-sized holes in the delicate glass roof covering a storied, turn-of-the-last-century indoor garden. Or maybe it's just a new twist on an old saw:...
  • Northerly Island makeover well underway

    Northerly Island makeover well underway
    Work on transforming the southern 40 acres of Northerly Island into a six-ecosystem nature park is well underway, and the area is set to be partially open to the public this fall, officials said Tuesday. “(People) can come out and expect to see...