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  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled in San Francisco.
  • Everyone knew that Maggie Daley meant the arts

    Everyone knew that Maggie Daley meant the arts
    In the summer of 2010, Mayor Richard M. Daley showed up at an anniversary event celebrating, and designed to further promote, Chicago's downtown theater district. But the real news was made when the mayoral voice started to crack while talking about the...

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...

    Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility

    Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility After Chicago's seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally heating up, and thousands of local residents are heading to swimming pools and Lake Michigan to cool off. And as all those...

    CPS worker ethics probed

    CPS worker ethics probed
    The inspector general for Chicago Public Schools is investigating allegations that the district's largest food vendor gave thousands of dollars in gifts to a high-ranking CPS employee, a possible violation of the district's ethics policy.. The...