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  • Chicago's lakefront belongs to all citizens

    The floating island, the so-called "Breakwater Chicago" project, is a terrible idea. The lakefront belongs to all of us Chicagoans. It does not belong to one money-making enterprise. Instead of even debating this breakwater thing, the city leaders...
  • Five awesome highlights of C2E2

    Five awesome highlights of C2E2
    There's something for all ages this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Costumes! Conventions catering to sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fans are always rife with cosplay—that is, “costume play,” or dressing up in...
  • Rideshare and taxi services butt heads as city mulls its options

    Rideshare and taxi services butt heads as city mulls its options
    You’re running late and need a ride to make it to dinner with friends. Do you hail a cab on the corner or use an app to request a pickup from a growing number of rideshare services such as uberX, Lyft or Sidecar? That choice is creating friction...
  • McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light

    McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light
    Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place. The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing...
  • Interview: Rider Strong gets an intense flashback with 'Girl Meets World'

    Interview: Rider Strong gets an intense flashback with 'Girl Meets World'
    Rider Strong was at a crossroads with “Boy Meets World” not that long ago. The 34-year-old actor and director best known for playing Shawn Hunter, the floppy-haired best friend of “Boy Meets World” protagonist Cory Matthews,...
  • Interview: Kevin Nash unsure if he'll return for 'Magic Mike' sequel

    Interview: Kevin Nash unsure if he'll return for 'Magic Mike' sequel
    The sequel to “Magic Mike” now has a name (‘Magic Mike XXL”), director (Gregory Jacobs) and release date (July 3, 2015), but it remains to be seen if it will have former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Kevin Nash back in...
  • Comic book convention brings Bears players out of hibernation

    Comic book convention brings Bears players out of hibernation
    You normally wouldn't expect to see too many jocks at a comic book convention. But with the Bears' Lance Briggs and Israel Idonije each launching comic books in recent years, it was only a matter of time before their teammates became at least a little bit...
  • C2E2's cosplay contest not without controversy and drama

    C2E2's cosplay contest not without controversy and drama
    The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay happened Saturday night. To translate: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, which has been held annually at McCormick Place since 2011 and last year drew more than 50,000 Darth Vaders, Dr. Whos and Spider-Men...
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport. Tax the wealthy Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
  • Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

     Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location
    Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia. But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
  • 'Small-town' area shows off its world-wide appeal

    'Small-town' area shows off its world-wide appeal
    Sitting inside the Pickwick Society Tea Room on Saturday, Ana Paula Vila reflected on her four-hour tour of Joliet, Mokena and Frankfort. "I'm loving it; I had no idea," said Vila, who is attached to the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. "It's a...