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  • Outside Opinion: Fulton Market should get landmark status

    Outside Opinion: Fulton Market should get landmark status
    The city is proposing historic landmark status for parts of Fulton Market and Randolph Street, the traditional meat market district that has attracted restaurants and offices. The city wants to preserve storefronts' character, but many business owners...
  • Musical Taste sated in Grant Park

    Musical Taste sated in Grant Park
    Oh, come on, you remember Taste of Chicago in its heyday: masses of humanity jammed together, sweat-soaked torsos glistening with corn on the cob butter and turkey leg fat. Yeah, there were tunes, but who really went to Taste for the music? Today, Taste...
  • World Cup audience at all-time high in U.S.

    World Cup audience at all-time high in U.S.
    The TV in the restaurant's bar had the Cubs game on Monday night. The owner, though, was completely oblivious to Jake Arrieta's quest to throw a no-hitter against the Red Sox. His sporting mind was elsewhere. "You watching the U.S. game tomorrow?" he...
  • Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show

    Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show
    Navy Pier filled to capacity more than two hours before the scheduled start of fireworks there, officials said. Anyone who's already on the pier can stay to view the fireworks, but if they leave, they won't be let back on, according to a release from...
  • Fire draw in return from World Cup break

     Fire draw in return from World Cup break
    The Fire have a message for the estimated 28,000 fans who attended Tuesday's World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field: We've also got a soccer show for you. The Fire hope to convert interest in the World Cup and the U.S. team's run to the round of 16...
  • Classical Corner

    Chanticleer: The ever-popular, all-male vocal ensemble returns to Ravinia for "She Said/He Said," a diverse program that spans the centuries from Victoria and Von Bingen to Eric Whitacre, Stacy Garrop, Cole Porter and Joni Mitchell. 7 p.m. Sunday,...
  • Phil Vettel makes his picks for Taste of Chicago

    Phil Vettel makes his picks for Taste of Chicago
    It's easy to get into a rut at Taste of Chicago. A tasty rut, mind you, but still a rut. The Taste of Chicago — this is the 34th iteration of the city's annual food and musical festival — will run Wednesday through July 13 in Grant Park....
  • Watch: President Obama calls U.S. Soccer's Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard

    Watch: President Obama calls U.S. Soccer's Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard
    From barrooms to living rooms, Grant Park to Soldier Field, raucous crowds cheering on the U.S. men's national soccer team presented clear symptoms of America's new found case of soccer fever.  Seems the case has spread to the halls of the West Wing as...
  • Concert review: Gabriel Cabezas victorious in Grant Park debut

     Concert review: Gabriel Cabezas victorious in Grant Park debut
    Gabriel Cabezas is the latest classical performer to be tested in the crucible of Chicago's weird summer weather, only to emerge victorious from the experience. The greatly gifted young cellist, a Chicago area native who turned 21 late last year, made...
  • Lolla announces its Chow Town vendors

    Lolla announces its Chow Town vendors
    Attention Lollapalooza-goers: The music festival has announced its local "Chow Town" food vendors for the Aug. 1-3 event in Grant Park.  Curated by chef and Lolla culinary director Graham Elliot, the restaurateurs are scheduled to include: Bar Toma...
  • 7 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois

    7 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois
    Monday's violent storms spun off at least seven tornadoes that briefly touched down in Illinois, the closest in the Plainfield and Romeoville area, according to the National Weather Service. The brief tornadoes were “embedded within areas of...
  • More than 25,000 crashed 'the world's party' at Soldier Field

    More than 25,000 crashed 'the world's party' at Soldier Field
    Disappointed fans streamed out of Soldier Field on Tuesday afternoon when the United States lost to Belgium in extra time, ending the U.S. team's run in the World Cup, but the viewing party that organizers say drew 28,000 people led many to reflect on the...