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  • Architecture stories that towered above all in 2014

    Architecture stories that towered above all in 2014
    In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror. A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Carly Kocurek

    Me, My Shelf and I: Carly Kocurek
    When students stop by Carly Kocurek's office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, they assume her extensive book collection is on loan from the campus library. "Wow, how many books does the library let you borrow?!" they ask. The confusion is...
  • Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy

    Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy
    Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
  • Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline

    Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline
    With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
  • Ken Fulton, former Tinley Park mayor, dies at 86

    Ken Fulton, former Tinley Park mayor, dies at 86
    Former Tinley Park Mayor Kenneth J. Fulton passed away Nov. 20. He was 86 years old. Mr. Fulton was mayor from 1965 to 1969 and served as a village trustee for 32 years, first from 1961-65, then from 1971 to 1999, village officials said. He was a...
  • IIT offers another major architecture award

    IIT offers another major architecture award
    By virtue of its jaw-dropping stock of landmark buildings, Chicago is a global architecture capital. Now it's becoming an architecture awards capital. On Wednesday night, the Illinois Institute of Technology announced the first winners of its new...
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
  • IIT's Pumpkin Launch doesn't put any fruit into orbit

    IIT's Pumpkin Launch doesn't put any fruit into orbit
    A crowd of students and their families watched as the large wooden sling, with a pumpkin attached at the end, spun like an out-of-control Ferris wheel. The catapult-like device, created by Illinois Institute of Technology students for the 10th annual...
  • Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?

    Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?
    Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more. Streetcars, gondolas and trolleys are just some of the...
  • Mies chapel at IIT gets winning renovation

     Mies chapel at IIT gets winning renovation
    If you like your chapels with stained glass and gargoyles, then stay away from the "God Box." That's the nickname of master modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious building. Its official name: the Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St....
  • El Centro wows with bright colors, visual rhythms

    El Centro wows with bright colors, visual rhythms
    Consider yourself lucky the next time you're stuck in traffic on the Kennedy Expressway around Kimball Avenue: The delay will let you check out a visually arresting zebra of a building. Dedicated Tuesday, this boldly sculpted academic structure is an...