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  • New book explores history of Chicago's swankiest residence

    New book explores history of Chicago's swankiest residence
    When he was just a boy, which was some time ago, Rick Fizdale would look through the front window of the car his father would drive south on the Outer Drive. Just past the North Avenue exit, that window would fill with a view of the buildings that form a wall of wealth between the Drake Hotel and the lake. It is an area known as East Lake Shore Drive.
  • School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president

    School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president
    Three former schoolteachers, with a combined 70-some years in the Chicago Public Schools, sat on folding chairs for a recent production of a play set in a fictional Chicago high school that is slated for closure. They were not the first, nor would they be...

    Donna Blue Lachman prepares her next production

    Donna Blue Lachman prepares her next production
    To commit oneself to a life in the theater, as has Donna Blue Lachman, means investing one's time and energy and soul, whatever that might mean, in something that will ever remain a mystery to those of us not in theater. As it was once put to me by the...

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....

    Lyon & Healy strings together 150 reasons to celebrate

    Lyon & Healy strings together 150 reasons to celebrate
    I am told that angels play harps in heaven, but I'll be damned if I can remember the last time I saw a living person playing a harp. OK, OK, I do remember, or at least have been reminded by the dusty files of this newspaper. It was in 1986. The harp,...