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  • CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend

    CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend
    The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday. The CTA is adding service...
  • Lollapalooza goes cashless with wristbands that double as payment systems

    Lollapalooza goes cashless with wristbands that double as payment systems
    In an attempt to manage long lines at food, drink and merchandise stands, Lollapalooza this summer is introducing a new initiative called Lolla Cashless that allows concertgoers to leave their cash and credit cards at home. Producers C3 Presents soon...
  • Thousands expected at Soldier Field for World Cup viewing party

    Thousands expected at Soldier Field for World Cup viewing party
    Officials are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 fans for a free viewing party today at Soldier Field of the World Cup elimination match between U.S. and Belgium. “It’s late in the day, at 3:00 p.m., and people are already taking the day...
  • No money, no problems at Lollapalooza?

    No money, no problems at Lollapalooza?
    In an attempt to manage long lines at food, drink and merchandise stands, Lollapalooza this summer is introducing a new initiative called Lolla Cashless that allows concertgoers to leave their cash and credit cards at home. Producers C3 Presents soon...
  • Fest planner: Pride Fest, Wicker Park Green Music Fest

    Fest planner: Pride Fest, Wicker Park Green Music Fest
    This weekend's line-up is a Chex Mix of fests: a little something for everyone based on your interests. One of those boho environmental types? Head to Wicker Park Green Music Fest. Looking to shake your half-clothed self until you collapse in a pile of...
  • Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?

    Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?
    Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...
  • World Cup viewing party moved to Soldier Field

    World Cup viewing party moved to Soldier Field
    Soldier Field will host a free viewing party Tuesday when the U.S. takes on Belgium in the World Cup, officials announced Sunday. After huge turnouts and limited space at public watch parties for the American team’s group stage matches, the 61,...
  • Crowd at Grant Park soccer party estimated at 18,000

    Crowd at Grant Park soccer party estimated at 18,000
    Nearly 20,000 fans left the World Cup viewing party at Grant Park disappointed by the loss to Germany, but relieved that the United States team survived to play on in the tournament. "Even though we lose, we still win," said Ronald Ixcot, 16, of Humboldt...
  • Gwen Jorgensen runs away with Chicago Triathlon

    Gwen Jorgensen runs away with Chicago Triathlon
    Charlotte McShane, the reigning Under-23 world triathlon champion, has trained daily with Gwen Jorgensen in Australia and Spain the last two seasons. That has given the Australian a good idea about what it takes to hold off Jorgensen in the running...
  • Concert review: Grant Park Orchestra thrills with 'Glagolitic Mass'

     Concert review: Grant Park Orchestra thrills with 'Glagolitic Mass'
    In recent years the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus under Carlos Kalmar have presented thrilling accounts of a number of large-scale works from outside the standard repertory, but their performance Friday night of Leos Janacek's "Glagolitic Mass"...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans

    Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans
    David Gubala, a Chicago Soccer sporting goods chain regional manager, was anxious Thursday — not so much about the match between the United States and Germany. Instead, he was worried that Ghana would beat Portugal and knock the U.S. out of...