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  • 'Chinglish' exits, goes clean, attracts pols

    The Broadway-bound Goodman Theatre production of David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" closed Sunday, replete with sold-out houses and a couple of local theater-loving pols in the house during the final extension weekend: Mayor Rahm Emanuel showed up Friday and...
  • Sign points to Emanuel, Trump faceoff

    Sign points to Emanuel, Trump faceoff
    The last letter in the huge "TRUMP" sign that Donald Trump is putting on his Chicago skyscraper has yet to be installed, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready to pass judgment. Thumbs down. "The mayor thinks the sign is awful," Bill McCaffrey, a mayoral...
  • Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

     Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location
    Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia. But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...
  • Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal

    Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor's bike lane goal
    Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...
  • How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?

    How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
  • Jabari Parker safest pick at No. 1 in NBA draft

    Jabari Parker safest pick at No. 1 in NBA draft
    With polish and purpose, displaying more authority than edge, Jabari Parker addressed the ridiculous report that he tanked a workout to persuade the Cavaliers to pass on him Thursday night with the No. 1 pick of the NBA draft. "I have too much pride...
  • Putting the Chicago Way on TV

    Putting the Chicago Way on TV
    There's a huge problem with that bizarre new TV reality show "Swab Stories" being shot in New York and Chicago. It's reportedly about volunteers getting their DNA tested. But what's so compelling about strangers having the inside of their mouths...
  • Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot

    Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all, the...
  • 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...