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  • Navy Pier gift memorializes family business

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business
    A Chicago philanthropic family whose scrappy appliance and furniture stores were known for hard bargaining and oddball promotions on Wednesday announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier Inc., one of the largest donations to a local nonprofit in recent...
  • On the Spot: Stranded in Florence between Lufthansa and Vayama

    Question: I recently returned from a trip booked through Kayak/Vayama and had a disturbing experience. Last month, we were to travel home from Florence, Italy, by way of Munich, Germany, where we would embark for Los Angeles. Because of problems at the...
  • Shakespeare In The Summer: Mostly Outdoors, As You Like It

    Shakespeare In The Summer: Mostly Outdoors, As You Like It
    Why, this is very midsummer madness. —Olivia, "Twelfth Night," Act 3, Scene 4 There are a slew of Shakespeare shows happening outdoors in Connecticut in July and August. Shall we compare them to a summer's day? Sure, why not? The plays...
  • William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014

     William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014
    William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue. "His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
  • Rabbi, mosque leader saddened by Gaza violence

    Rabbi, mosque leader saddened by Gaza violence
    American college students and tour guides who have been visiting Israel for their 10-day birthright trip are witnessing the most recent wave of violence that has taken about 550 Palestinian lives and about 25 Israeli soldiers' lives. Taglit-Birthright...
  • Top Orbitz executive resigns

    Top Orbitz executive resigns
    The No. 2 executive at Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide left the online travel agency this week for another job. Chris Orton, named chief operating officer in February, left to take the role of chief revenue officer at online sports apparel company...
  • California: Big Bear Pirate Ship is back in action

    California: Big Bear Pirate Ship is back in action
    All aboard! The mock pirate ship that sank during a fierce winter storm is back on the low seas of Big Bear Lake. “We restored the entire ship bow to stern, from the waterline to the top deck,” said Loren Hafen, owner of the Big Bear...
  • Mayor should clean up Chicago and increase law enforcement

    When Chicago makes the national news based on the fact that 82 people were shot over a holiday weekend, it makes me ashamed, not to mention imperiled, to be living so close to what has become a toxic waste dump for crime. I can remember a time when New...
  • Hollywood Boulevard wax figure attraction expands with Marvel heroes

    Hollywood Boulevard wax figure attraction expands with Marvel heroes
    In the movie theaters, films starring superheroes are drawing huge crowds. So it makes sense that one of Hollywood Boulevard's most popular tourist attractions is expanding this week to bring visitors a 4-D dose of superheroes. Madame Tussauds, next...
  • 5 years after Burr Oak scandal, hope and challenges

     5 years after Burr Oak scandal, hope and challenges
    Five years after workers were accused of digging up and dumping hundreds of bodies in a scheme to resell burial plots, Burr Oak Cemetery is trying to overcome the scandal and reassume its place in preserving Chicago's African-American history. But...
  • River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers

    River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers
    It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...