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  • 'Forever Marilyn' Monroe statue in Palm Springs to be dismantled

    'Forever Marilyn' Monroe statue in Palm Springs to be dismantled
    After a two-year stay, Marilyn Monroe is saying farewell to Palm Springs. "Forever Marilyn," the three-story-tall sculpture by artist Seward Johnson, will be dismantled this week so that the leggy tourist attraction can be shipped to its next location,...
  • Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees

    Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees
    Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
  • Local Voices South: April 10 edition

    Local Voices South: April 10 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Evergreen Park, Burbank, Alsip, Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook. Get outside It was a warm spring day in 200. It had rained the night before, and I couldn't wait to go outside to look for worms. The only thing I was...
  • 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly

    'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly
    Who knew lemurs were zen masters? The primates, whose ancestors came to Madagascar some 60 million years ago, love to play. They also enjoy a good siesta on a handy branch, and when they are happy, they emit a cute little noise akin to a piglet's snort....
  • Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing

    The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum — one of Washington's most reliable tourist attractions — is receiving a $30-million gift from Boeing and will use the money to renovate its main exhibition space that serves as home to such...
  • Rocker's guitar stolen, police investigate

    Rocker's guitar stolen, police investigate
    A custom-made, $10,000 guitar belonging to heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde was stolen from his tour bus Friday night outside The Chicago Theatre, Wylde said. Wylde, founder of the band Black Label Society and former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, was in...
  • Smoke-free beaches [Editorial]

    Smoke-free beaches  [Editorial]
    Polls show a majority of Americans support bans on smoking in public places. That wasn't true a decade ago, but the numbers are so high now — between 55 and 59 percent in recent years, according to Gallup — that a growing number of cities,...
  • New habitats for penguins and polar bears at Lincoln Park Zoo

    New habitats for penguins and polar bears at Lincoln Park Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo is bringing penguins back to its premises in a new exhibit announced Wednesday, but they will be a more Chicago-friendly species of the popular flightless birds. Instead of the Antarctic-native rockhopper penguins that lived indoors in...
  • Miley Cyrus' tour bus catches fire en route to New Orleans

    Miley Cyrus' tour bus catches fire en route to New Orleans
    Miley Cyrus' tour bus caught fire Monday night and was destroyed. Well, that's one way to go out with a bang.  The "Wrecking Ball" singer and her caravan were en route from the Houston leg of her over-the-top Bangerz tour at the Toyota Center on...
  • Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail

    Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...
  • There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project

    There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...