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  • City parents can take part in a "mini-shopping spree" for new playground equipment

    City parents can take part in a "mini-shopping spree" for new playground equipment
    So long, sandboxes. Monkey bars? They can keep hanging around — if they’re the twisty, turny, modern kind. In the next several months, Chicago residents will be invited to choose from the latest in playground equipment as the city...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • Prosecutors: Man struck, killed another man with his car

    Prosecutors: Man struck, killed another man with his car
    A South Austin man was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he struck and killed a man with his vehicle Saturday. Darrell Cooper, 41, of the first block of North Lorel Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-...
  • Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored

    Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored
    She was a pioneering major league baseball executive, responsible for a series of groundbreaking innovations during her nearly 40 years as an employee with the Chicago Cubs. Now, more than 50 years after her retirement, and more than 35 years after...
  • 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:...
  • 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”...
  • TV shows and the quick hook

    TV shows and the quick hook
    Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit. "The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
  • Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive

    Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive
    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 ground level on Chicago Park District land on the...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations

    Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations
    The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said. The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...
  • Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon

    Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired. "I am creating a...
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...