| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Burbank residents are being asked to weigh in on a plan to implement a citywide ban on plastic bags.
The Burbank Green Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council are co-hosting a community forum Wednesday to discuss plastic pollution and get...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Following is a thumbnail guide to the most promising shows of the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Thursday through Sept. 1. For a complete lineup to the free event, visit chicagojazzfestival.us or phone 312-744-3316.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival will look, feel and sound different from its predecessors, which should be good news for anyone who loves this music.
Specifically, fest-goers will be liberated from Grant Park, where the dreadful acoustics of the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:14 PM
Many people don't take bean bag throwing very seriously.
One giveaway is that some competitors keep a cup of beer in one hand while they throw with the other.
Megan Fix, who's an experienced bean bag thrower, said the cup of beer plays a crucial...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:43 PM
At some point, the 17-year-old competing in the national high school theater competition in New York had to let her training and lifetime love of performing take over. In the end, all her time at the Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Is it possible that a quarter century has passed since the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was created?
Apparently so, for the mighty ensemble played the Chicago stop on its 25th anniversary tour Friday night at Symphony Center, a capacity audience...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:49 AM
CHICAGO - It's sleek, shiny and sensational.
But let's add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive.
On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Because of its proximity to The Bean, they are calling it "The Screen."
Not "The Screan," although that would delight everyone but copy editors. Simply, "The Screen," an official shortening of the more formal "The Millennium Park Screen."
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
Though in recent...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park.
They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine.
They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....