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  • This year's upcoming museum exhibits

    This year's upcoming museum exhibits
    Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
  • Detroit: Grit and pride

    Detroit: Grit and pride
    DETROIT — Many people can't see past this city's abandoned buildings and overgrown lots, and that's sort of fair. A city once boasting 2 million people and an unbreakable auto industry is down to 700,000 and apocalyptic decay in every direction. The...
  • As the world was about to end, I foolishly wrote this column

    As the world was about to end, I foolishly wrote this column
    You're probably all dead — me too — swallowed by the Mayan apocalypse that many of us (foolishly) thought was utter nonsense, once. Which means you're not even reading this. But still ... I probably shouldn't have spent my last day writing...
  • 30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...
  • Phil Vettel: Three stars for EL Ideas

    Phil Vettel: Three stars for EL Ideas
     EL Ideas has been playing to full houses since it opened in July 2011. That would be a nice achievement for any operation, but given the quirky experience chef and owner Phillip Foss offers, it's positively miraculous. Dinners cost $145, prepaid, tip...
  • Boy, 16, and man, 23, killed in Sunday morning shootings

    Boy, 16, and man, 23, killed in Sunday morning shootings
    A 16-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man have died and 10 other people were wounded during shootings from Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon in the city, authorities said. The man was slain late this morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on...
  • Tastiest of Greece

     
    Greektown hosted its annual Taste of Greece festival this past Saturday and Sunday, and while the festival only spanned three city blocks (100-400 S Halsted), it still managed to have the highest concentration of unpronounceable dishes of delicious...
  • Candlemaking burning strong in Lakeview

     
    You don't see many old world jobs anymore. Gone are most of the cobblers, blacksmiths and bar wenches. But there's one still alive and well in Lakeview: the candlemaker....
  • ICGS Parents enjoy a "Knight in Chicago"

     
    On the evening of Friday, February 11th, the Immaculate Conception Grade School Parents’ Club held its annual dinner auction at The Carlisle in Lombard. This …...
  • Rahm Emauel to help Carol Moseley Braun retire her campaign debt

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 7:33 p.m. During the mayoral campaign, candidate Carol Moseley Braun chided opponent Rahm Emanuel’s fundraising prowess. Now that the election is done, she’s hoping to use some of his money-raising abilities to retire...
  • Greektown's new museum marks a milestone

     
    Greektown, known for decades for its walnut baklava and piping hot spanakopita, never really touted "cultural destination" on its list of attractions. The National Hellenic Museum, all 40,000 square feet of it, is about to change that in a Herculean way....
  • Sighting: Dave Chappelle at Hugo's Frog Bar

     
    (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) On my way home from watching "Transformers 3" film on Wednesday, I saw Dave Chappelle and his wife having a late lunch outside of Hugo's Frog Bar in the Gold Coast. Chappelle saw that I was looking at him (I'm really...