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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Coming to Chicago

    Illinois is getting some attention from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. (WGN-AM)-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago today and Monday. His visit includes taking part in the Obama administration's public service...
  • December 27: Author - Erika S. Olson Talks About Her Book Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the Worlds Largest Derivatives Exchange

    December 27: Author - Erika S. Olson Talks About Her Book Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the Worlds Largest Derivatives Exchange
    Erika Olson To purchase a copy of the book: Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the World's Largest Derivatives Exchange In 2007, a stranger-than-fiction multibillion-dollar bidding war for the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) erupted between the Chicago...
  • Artwork from Michael Crichton's personal collection going on sale

     
    In such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...
  • Art review: Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Gallery

     
    The grandiose differs from the grand in its need to make a spectacular impression. Size matters, and looking important trumps all. The German photographer Andreas Gursky has been making grandiose art for years. Some of his enormous, impossibly precise...
  • Steeped in rhetoric: My visit to the tea party rally

     
    The question has been on my mind for a while now: What is it, exactly, that tea party activists want? Go to their Web sites, listen to sound bites from their rallies or study what their leaders say when interviewed......
  • The guilty thrill of the hockey fight

     
    The quick-cut parade of passion playing out on the 52-inch TV screen in Mike Beaver's basement suggests pornography -- the repeated encounters are earnest but virtually without context, they all start to look the same after a while and the......
  • Wrigley Building clearly a landmark

    We live in Daleyland. Or Wonderland. Sometimes, it seems as if it's the same place. Mayor Richard M. Daley's recent assertion that the city will not seek landmark status for the iconic Wrigley Building takes us straight through the looking glass and into...
  • The Bar Owners

    Walk into Cal's Liquors at the corner of Wells and Van Buren Streets 'round about 11 p.m. on any given Friday night, and you'll find yourself in a lone out-post of crashing noise and youthful ardor amid the quiet desolation that overtakes the southern...
  • Read plaques, learn history

    1. The Marquette Building lobby at 140 S. Dearborn St. is a virtual museum of plaques, reliefs and busts devoted to the area's earliest European explorer, Jacques Marquette, a French priest who first established a post here in 1674. 2. There were more...
  • Was there a Dearborn? A landmarks primer

    Burnham Hotel: Daniel Burnham, a visionary architect and urban planner, was the chief of construction and director of works of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and co-author of the far-sighted 1909 Plan of Chicago. Carson Pirie Scott &...
  • Aspire to greatness

    You had to wonder when Donald Trump's Chicago skyscraper would descend into a circus. Last week, it showed signs of doing just that when city officials and Trump sources revealed that The Donald may stretch the spire atop his tower to potentially absurd...