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Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue
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  • Official Rules Please Send Tastes of Chicago to my Loved One Contest

    To Enter and Play: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, tell us in 200 words or less why your loved one deserves to win a Lou Malnati's Tastes of Chicago 3-month prize pack. E-mail your entry, along with your name, age, address and telephone number and...
  • Chicagoans spend lunch hour honoring Jackson

    At the Harold Washington Cultural Center, the line began forming at about 8 a.m., and it eventually stretched halfway around the building. In Daley Plaza, as many as 150 people stood in silence during the normally bustling lunch hour, every head turned...
  • A City in Bloom

    A City in Bloom
    "This is one of the grandest horticultural displays in the country, if not the world," says Brian Berry, a senior associate for Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects of Chicago. The median planters were Doug Hoerr's idea. "In the early days I thought if I...
  • Chicago's Water Taxis

    Chicago's Water Taxis
    What haven't *you done this summer you'd still like to do? How about a two dollar staycation on the Chicago river? "I'm Mike Borgstrom. I'm President of Wendella Boats and Chicago Water Taxi here on Michigan Avenue enjoying a beautiful day. I'm a third...
  • The bootleg latte: Would you make one?

    It's 9:20 on a weekday morning, and 20 people awaiting their liquid wake-up call are lined up from the cash register all the way to the door inside the Starbucks at 444 N. Michigan Ave. Statistically, at least one of them may be a thief. Or maybe not. At...
  • The Lakefront

    The Lakefront
    For the fourth time, Montgomery Ward was entangled in a lawsuit over the destiny of the lakefront. For the fourth--and, as it turned out, the last--time, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Ward's position. Grant Park must remain clear of buildings, the...
  • The Michigan Avenue Bridge

    The Michigan Avenue Bridge
    Just before the Michigan Avenue bridge was dedicated on this date, a bridgetender began to open a portion of the span for a passing boat, unaware that four cars were parked on the bridge. Police officers fired their pistols to get the worker's...
  • Tribune Tower competition

    Tribune Tower competition
    Tribune Tower is the product of the most famous architecture competition of the 20th Century. On this date, the 75th anniversary of the Tribune, co-publishers Robert R. McCormick and Joseph Patterson announced a design contest for the newspaper's new...
  • The Harold Washington Library

    The Harold Washington Library
    After being a vagabond in its own city for more than a decade, the Chicago Public Library on this date settled into a permanent home, a 10-story, classically styled building that cost $144 million and was billed, in true Chicago fashion, as the largest...
  • Thrills and great storytelling in Lookinglass Theatre's 'Hephaestus'

    If the aims of the Lookingglass Theatre were purely fiscal or populist, there would no reason to ever close "Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale." Just steps from Magnificent Mile shopping, Chicago now has a live, 75-minute, all-human circus...
  • Phil Vettel's restaurant reviews

    Aigre Doux 230 W. Kinzie St.; 312-329-9400. Reviewed on April 5 Though the name means "sweet and sour," there's scarcely a distasteful note to be found in this remarkable restaurant, run by husband-wife team Mohammad Islam (chef) and Malika Ameen...
  • NoMI is oh-my dining

    With its main courses ranging from $36 to $50, NoMI is an expensive restaurant. Not Vegas expensive or New York expensive or even Grand Chef's Tasting with Matching Wines expensive, but a pricey night out regardless. But NoMI, the showpiece dining room...