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  • Landmark celebration proves legendary

    Landmark celebration proves legendary
    The Event: It was a landmark celebration when 765 local civic, business and cultural leaders converged on the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago for the 10th anniversary celebration of Landmarks Illinois. Emceed by WTTW television journalist, Geoffrey Baer, the...
  • Returning to homeland, Vietnamese Americans make their mark

    Twenty-seven years ago, Lam Ton was living his American dream. A former interpreter at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, Ton was a can-do Chicago restaurateur who helped revive a declining neighborhood. He was also making a trailblazing return...
  • The story behind the Newton Minow story

    The story behind the Newton Minow story
    The office of Newton Minow is on the 24th floor of a building in the heart of the Loop, and it has, as you can imagine, striking views of the city in all its skyscraping, hustling vigor. Minow is 89 years old and has been a high-powered attorney for...
  • Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board

    Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dealing with a federal investigation into a no-bid contract approved by the Chicago school board he appointed — a scandal that has forced his hand-picked schools CEO to step down and for the contract in question to be...
  • Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look

    Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look
    A couple of years ago at C2E2, during the second edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place, I bought a small terra cotta pot from an older man seated at a table. He never looked at me; he worked for the duration of our...
  • 'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't

    'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't
    Do you dislike the way I talk or dress or butter my toast? I hear you. Have I offended you, annoyed you, convinced you that I'm a !@##$%? I hear you. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying you're right. I just want you to know that I respect you....
  • Catching up with Flint Creek

    It has been some time since I have written about Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, but I have been prompted to catch up with Dawn Keller after seeing a segment about her on PBS. I was watching Jeffrey Baer's program about Chicago's lakefront during...
  • When community service becomes a 16-day music festival

     When community service becomes a 16-day music festival
    Over the next three weeks, one of the Midwest's and the nation's leading music schools is kicking up its commitment to community service a couple of notches. Make that 125 notches. That's the number of informal concerts students and faculty of the...
  • Classic Chicago restaurant: Marie's Pizza & Liquors

    Classic Chicago restaurant: Marie's Pizza & Liquors
    In honor of National Pizza Day, we present an oldie but goody: A few years ago, the Mayfair restaurant Marie's Pizza & Liquors appeared on the popular WTTW review show "Check, Please." Two of that week's three citizen reviewers liked Marie's. The...
  • Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us

    Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us
    By the time you read this I may already be gone, having headed for the thickest clump of wilderness, anywhere that might exist where I can still walk into a restaurant and a waiter won't ask ... "Have you dined with us before?" It's not the question...
  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...