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  • Curating curiosity

    Curating curiosity
    To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
  • Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

    Parking issues vex Burbank merchants
    A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking. Ten merchants...
  • Restaurants near Millennium Park

    Restaurants near Millennium Park
    Nestled under Cloud Gate, Park Grill and its adjacent cafe and patio have served as Millennium Park's only in-park restaurant since its debut 10 years ago; however, the park's influence has shaped the dining scene on streets surrounding it as well....
  • Imagining Millennium Park without 'The Bean'

    Imagining Millennium Park without 'The Bean'
    Imagine Millennium Park without the Bean in its current spot, sitting pretty atop the Park Grill restaurant. The Cloud Gate sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor and known as the iconic symbol of Millennium Park, originally was planned for another area of...
  • Burb's Eye View: Bicyclists join forces for 'Walk Bike Burbank'

    Burb's Eye View: Bicyclists join forces for 'Walk Bike Burbank'
    Last weekend, a group of bicyclists gathered around a coffee-shop table and solidified a new era for Burbank’s bike and pedestrian paths. “Walk Bike Burbank” was borne more or less as a response to the City Council’s June 10...
  • Judge wants more details on Daley health to determine Park Grill testimony

    Judge wants more details on Daley health to determine Park Grill testimony
    Richard M. Daley's health took center stage Tuesday in the city's lawsuit against the operators of a popular Millennium Park restaurant, with a judge calling on lawyers to provide more proof it would be a medical hardship for the former mayor to be forced...
  • Millennium Park proves to be city's great uniter

    Millennium Park proves to be city's great uniter
    Whoever thought Millennium Park would become a place for lovers? But on a hot July afternoon in Chicago, on a footprint where tracks once visibly sliced through a great American city, a skinny couple cavorts on the verdant lawn of Pritzker Pavilion....
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Millennium Park full of surprises

     Millennium Park full of surprises
    Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples: Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
  • Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised

    Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised
    Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...
  • Twitter clues lead to easy money

    Twitter clues lead to easy money
    When Chicago residents Nathan Huynh and Tina Tran woke up Sunday morning, they did what they've been doing every morning for the past week: They checked Twitter for the latest hidden cash clues. Around 10 a.m., the two found what they said was their...