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  • Historic Rees House loaded up, ready for big move

    Historic Rees House loaded up, ready for big move
    On Tuesday, a piece of Chicago history will be moved out of the way to make room for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision for the future. The historic Harriet F. Rees House, a fixture at 2110 S. Prairie Ave. for 126 years, already has been loaded onto dollies...
  • Can Chicago's teams climb back into relevance in 2014-15?

    Chicago has a rich hoops tradition. Even the midmajor teams have made contributions to college basketball history. Loyola captured the state's only national title in 1963; that team was also ahead of the country in regard to civil rights. DePaul went to...
  • Keep George Lucas' museum off Chicago's lakefront

    Keep George Lucas' museum off Chicago's lakefront
    Last week's unveiling of plans for a Lucas Museum of Narrative Art crystallized what until now had been a disagreement about a controversial location and a structure of unknown size. The first concern will fester until the museum is sited somewhere else....
  • Another unappealing design for Chicago

    I really had hope for a high-quality, friendly, eye-pleasing museum from George Lucas, but it appears that it will look like a grade-school science project we all know: A spewing volcano. If this design is chosen, I can say we will then have three...
  • Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront

    Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront
    If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong. A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
  • DePaul eagerly anticipates new arena

     DePaul eagerly anticipates new arena
    An official groundbreaking date still has not been set, but DePaul officials remain confident a new McCormick Place arena and home for Blue Demons basketball will open as scheduled in late 2016 or early 2017. A DePaul spokesman said Monday an opening...
  • DePaul at a glance

    DePaul at a glance
    2013-14 record: 12-21, 3-15 Big East (10th). Big East tournament: Lost to Creighton in quarterfinals. NCAA: Did not appear. Key players: Returning starter Billy Garrett Jr. was Big East rookie of the year after averaging 12.4 points last season...
  • Man 'critical' after apparent beating at Bears tailgate party

    Man 'critical' after apparent beating at Bears tailgate party
    A 57-year-old man is in critical condition after he was found beaten in a McCormick Place parking lot Sunday morning before a Chicago Bears game. Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday, officers got a call about a battery victim in the parking lot. The man was...
  • Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area

     Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area
    The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
  • Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...
  • George Lucas lays out vision for his museum

    George Lucas lays out vision for his museum
    Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson is the reason the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will rise in her hometown rather than the hometown of its namesake, San Francisco. It was always assumed Hobson, who wed George Lucas last year, played a role....