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  • Dead trees turned into art in parks, along Chicago's lakefront

    Dead trees turned into art in parks, along Chicago's lakefront
    Two trees once slated for the ax are being transformed into works of art—oversized chess pieces—just off Lake Shore Drive, near the Belmont exit.
  • Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'

    Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'
    In their final face-to-face meeting before Tuesday's election, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis clashed over economic and social issues, with each accusing the other of being out of touch with Illinois voters. Republican Oberweis, 68,...

    Film Review: 'Son of a Gun'

    At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to...

    'Algorithms' sheds light on blind teen chess players

    'Algorithms' sheds light on blind teen chess players
    For the blind players in "Algorithms," chess is not just a mental game but a tactile one. Sociologist Ian McDonald's first feature-length documentary profiles three Indian teen boys competing in blind chess tournaments and the mentor who's determined to...

    North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...