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  • Chicago bars anticipating huge turnout for Sunday's U.S. World Cup match

    Chicago bars anticipating huge turnout for Sunday's U.S. World Cup match
    The Fifty/50 expected a big crowd Monday for the U.S. men’s national team’s World Cup game against Ghana. It just didn’t expect that big crowd to show up so early. There were no tables available on the main floor or patio at the...
  • John Kass: World Cup hero a Chicagoan by blood, by tattoo

    Chicago must truly be the most American of cities, and it's not because politicians keep saying it. John Brooks, the newest American soccer star in the World Cup, has testified to this fact. Brooks didn't testify by scoring that incredible goal to win...
  • Grant Park crazy for John Brooks' World Cup goal

    Grant Park crazy for John Brooks' World Cup goal
    The last time this many fans packed Grant Park to celebrate a team, it was when the Stanley Cup came to Chicago. But on Monday, fans had a different team to cheer: the U.S. men's soccer team. It took Ghana 2-1 in early World Cup play. The match was...
  • IDOT: Ohio, Ontario ramps reopened

    IDOT:  Ohio, Ontario ramps reopened
    Crews were in a clean-up mode Sunday afternoon around the downtown portion of the Kennedy Expressway, after demolishing two of the three sections of the old Ontario Street bridge far ahead of schedule, according to the Illinois Department of...
  • Catch U.S. World Cup soccer on big screen -- at Grant Park

    Catch U.S. World Cup soccer on big screen -- at Grant Park
    Brazil shouldn't have all the fun as host of this year's World Cup — Chicago is holding its own free party. Soccer fans will gather in Grant Park today to watch the U.S.-Ghana World Cup game at 5 p.m. It's the first of three live viewing parties...
  • Concert Review: Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra at the Auditorium

    Concert Review: Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra at the Auditorium
    Along with the names of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart and other immortal composers inscribed on the golden proscenium arch framing the stage of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, you will find that of Hector Berlioz. Apparently the French...
  • Kennedy roadwork put into fast lane

    Kennedy Expressway construction, which threatened nightmarish delays each weekend for the rest of the month, not only will wrap up earlier than planned this weekend but will be completed by June 23, officials said Saturday. Because of "the expedited pace...
  • Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway

     Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway
    Two years ago, Chicagoans confronted the threatened horrors of "NATOmageddon," a day that was supposed to live in traffic infamy: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit was in town, and fretful officials announced a raft of street closings and...
  • Chicago Blues Fest 2014 for beginners

    Chicago Blues Fest 2014 for beginners
    At the risk of sounding like a “cool” uncle who wears Kangols and closed-toe sandals, you should really listen to more blues music. Especially with this weekend’s Chicago Blues Fest on tap Friday through Sunday in Grant Park. By the way,...
  • Nippy temps, but a warming opener for 80th Grant Park season

     Nippy temps, but a warming opener for 80th Grant Park season
    Time is most definitely out of joint locally when both the Grant Park and Ravinia festivals are up and running even though the Chicago Symphony Orchestra still has three more weeks of concerts before closing the books on its winter season. Adding to the...
  • Miguel Zenon, Ernest Dawkins, Tammy McCann added to Jazz Fest

    Miguel Zenon, Ernest Dawkins, Tammy McCann added to Jazz Fest
    Saxophonist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Miguel Zenon, veteran drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, pianist Myra Melford and Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 28-31 in Millennium Park and the Chicago...
  • Romeoville professor wins book award

    Romeoville professor wins book award
    Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award. A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...