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It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...
Tags: Culture, Authors, Music, Michael Williams, Technology
The young musicians of the Civic Orchestra, as enamored as they were of the prospect of being mentored by Yo-Yo Ma, didn't see it coming. The world's most celebrated cellist, who's the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was chatting...
Tags: Culture, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Concerts, Boston, Music
During the month of October, lakes Michigan and Huron were within an inch of kissing the all-time record low for the month, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a press call Wednesday. The lakes are considered two lobes of one body of water,...
Tribune architecture criticWith battle lines forming over a planned three-tower development at the historic but underutilized Wolf Point site along the Chicago River, Ald. Brendan Reilly announced Tuesday that he has told the project's developers to present their plans at a May...
Special to the TribuneMany years ago, Paul Bertsche sized up a number of Chicago neighborhoods as prospective places to do business and raise a family. Looking over Old Irving Park, he ticked off a checklist of essentials his adoptive community would have to possess. Did it...
Because I cover the conflict-ridden fields of architecture and urban planning, I've had more than my share of memorable run-ins — er, moments — with Mayor Richard Daley. None was more revealing than the interview that former Tribune reporter...
If you're used to browsing Michigan Avenue or suburban mall stores, Albany Park's Lawrence Avenue might seem a bit like stepping into another world. Along a 12-block stretch, you can shop a Korean pharmacy, Mexican bakery, Middle Eastern dress shop and...
Elena Sotomayor pauses in front of the dairy fridge at Carniceria Guanajuato, a Mexican grocery store in Wicker Park, and scrutinizes the stacks of yogurt behind the glass doors. She whips out her BlackBerry and snaps a photo. "My client's yogurt isn't...
KIAHGreen beer and shamrocks can only mean one thing, it's St. Patty's Day - in America. Few people realize that while the traditional St. Patrick's Day was born in Ireland, few of the traditions Americans know and love were. Furthermore, few St. Patty's...
Change of SubjectDennis Byrne explores the question, Did tagger "deserve" to die? about graffiti vandal Jason Kitchekeg, who died after jumping into the Chicago River during a police chase. The answer of course is no, defacing property is not a capital crime......
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