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  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
  • New and coming-soon wine bars

    New and coming-soon wine bars
    How do you find your next favorite wine? (Hint: Looking for the label with the weirdest animal on it won't necessarily get you there.) Wine bars are a great starting point if you're just dipping your toes into the wine world, and Chicago doesn't lack...
  • Lollapalooza and weather: Is there a plan B?

    Lollapalooza and weather: Is there a plan B?
    It was going to be the biggest thing to ever happen to British band the Dunwells: a prime Saturday afternoon slot at Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park, their first major festival performance. "We were really excited," recalls singer Joe Dunwell, who...
  • Tribune ready for Lolla's perfect storm of music

    Almost 150 shows on eight stages over three days. Ready? Covering Lollapalooza is easy. All you need is time, patience, earplugs and the ability to walk and walk and walk and … The annual music festival that is affectionately known as "Lolla"...
  • Fest planner: Lollapalooza, Fiesta del Sol, Taste of Latin America

    Fest planner: Lollapalooza, Fiesta del Sol, Taste of Latin America
    Your weekend fest plans really depend on your answer to one question: Do you have Lolla tickets? The three-day fest is sold out, but it's not the only game in town. You can escape the crazy downtown crowds with your pick of two tasty fests, Fiesta del Sol...
  • Lollapalooza: Vic Mensa is a youthful Chicago rap lifer

    Lollapalooza: Vic Mensa is a youthful Chicago rap lifer
    Though he is just barely 21, Vic Mensa is nearly broaching veteran status in Chicago's hip-hop scene and the figurehead of the Save Money crew, which also boasts Chance the Rapper as a breakout star from its ranks. Mensa got established early as a...
  • Lollapalooza: Is Krewella still cool, or just famous?

    Lollapalooza: Is Krewella still cool, or just famous?
    Krewella used to be cool, back in the days before they signed to a major label, had a mainstream hit (the platinum-plus "Alive"), and an official debut album, "Get Wet," that landed in the Billboard Top Ten last fall. The trio is now famous instead, so...
  • CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza

    CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza
    The CTA is providing extra weekend service for Lollapalooza and a Bears event, the transit agency announced Thursday. The CTA on Friday will operate longer trains on the Blue, Brown, Green, Orange and Red lines until at least 10 p.m., and longer...
  • Counterfeits, drugs and fence-jumping: There's more than rock 'n' roll at Lolla

    Counterfeits, drugs and fence-jumping: There's more than rock 'n' roll at Lolla
    Shannon Gorsky has seen it all over four years of attending Lollapalooza--and she's not just talking about headliners Mumford & Sons, the Killers and Florence and the Machine. The 22-year-old Gold Coast resident also has witnessed pocket-picking,...
  • For this longtime fan, Lollapalooza really bites

    For this longtime fan, Lollapalooza really bites
    Ben Lenet hasn't missed Lollapalooza since 2008, but he's wondering whether he'll ever return after a "zombie"-like attack left a sizeable bite wound on his right arm. Lenet, 29, of Wicker Park, said he and two friends were watching Arctic Monkeys...
  • Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
  • Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album

    Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album
    Though Courtney Barnett was born and raised in Australia, the Melbourne-based musician has experienced more success stateside than in her native land, selling out a string of U.S. dates before selling out a single gig back home. “It’s kind...