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  • Imagining a more modern grocery store

    Imagining a more modern grocery store
    The typical grocery store may look very different in the future, with super-fast checkouts, drive-up windows and touch-screen displays among the changes aimed at satisfying shoppers. However, while innovations such as super-speedy checkouts sound...
  • 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...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • San Francisco offers site near Bay Bridge for George Lucas museum

    San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
  • Woman with infant asked to leave Chicago trade show

    Woman with infant asked to leave Chicago trade show
    A woman who had hoped to promote her family-owned business at the National Restaurant Association trade show over the weekend was instead driving back to her Minnesota home Sunday. Kristin Osborne was escorted out of the exhibit hall at McCormick...
  • It takes a village to shame a working mother

    It takes a village to shame a working mother
    Kristin Osborne, the mom who brought her 10-day-old to the National Restaurant Association trade show on Saturday, was tossed from McCormick Place straight into the jaws of a hungry, hostile public. From the chicagotribune.com comment board: "Why...
  • San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view

    San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune. The 2.3 acre...
  • Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront

     Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront
    For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...
  • Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway

     Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway
    Two years ago, Chicagoans confronted the threatened horrors of "NATOmageddon," a day that was supposed to live in traffic infamy: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit was in town, and fretful officials announced a raft of street closings and...
  • Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid

    Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid
    Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...
  • Restaurant owners from China tour Arlington Heights school cafeteria

     Restaurant owners from China tour Arlington Heights school cafeteria
    Middle school students who attend South Middle School in Arlington Heights enthusiastically welcomed a group of restaurant owners from China to their cafeteria Monday. As the visitors walked into the bustling lunch room, students waved, cheered and...