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  • Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee
    For Harold Haertel, woodcarving began as a hobby.
  • REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Is graffiti a legitimate artistic expression accessible to the otherwise excluded, or criminal vandalism that is the scourge of a great city? Good question. Alas, not one that the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is asking its young audiences. Who has...

    Northwestern professor has Spock collection that's out of this world

    Northwestern professor has Spock collection that's out of this world
    There's a bit of a point to David Tolchinsky's left ear. He can part his fingers in classic Spock style, a feat he said he's never had to practice. "It comes naturally," he trumpeted. Add to the list that Tolchinsky was a shy kid who never quite...

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...

    Hyatt Centric hotels to open in Chicago and Miami this April

    Hyatt Centric hotels to open in Chicago and Miami this April
    Yes, there's new lifestyle hotel rolling out soon, and it's part of the Hyatt world. Hyatt Centric announced Wednesday that it plans to open hotels in April in Chicago and Miami. It's launching what it calls "a new, full service lifestyle brand designed...