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  • The lighter side of Alec Guinness

    The lighter side of Alec Guinness
    One cold night last year with too much time on my hands, I found myself tumbling down an Alec Guinness rabbit hole, streaming first the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and then, the late hour be damned, continuing on with the...
  • Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier

    Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier
    Chicago’s Polk family, which made its name in furniture and appliance retailing, today announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier to help upgrade Gateway Park, the 13-acre green space at the entertainment complex’s western entrance. The park,...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it

    Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it
    It’s the tell-tale sign that someone has arrived squarely on the good side of Mayor Rahm Emanuel: They get a specially-delivered cheesecake. Since Emanuel first started running for mayor in October 2010, he has spent more than $51,000 on...
  • Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax

    Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
  • Skyscrapers reach for greener energy goals

    Skyscrapers reach for greener energy goals
    Owners of some of Chicago's most prominent buildings have committed to join an effort to slash energy use, after early participants reported a 7 percent reduction in less than two years. Though the name of the game in building skyscrapers is to make...
  • 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...
  • Ald. Reilly calls on city to fix red light camera problem

    Ald. Reilly calls on city to fix red light camera problem
    Ald. Brendan Reilly, reacting today to a Tribune investigation about sudden and unexplained spikes in red-light camera tickets at certain intersections, called on the Emanuel administration to determine the cause and issue refunds where appropriate. "The...
  • Here's a tip ...

    Here's a tip ...
    In the endless debate over the minimum wage, one subset of low-wage workers can get lost in the shuffle: those who rely on tips. In Illinois, tipped employees legally can be paid $4.95 an hour, rather than the $8.25 non-tipped minimum wage. A reportĀ ...
  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
  • Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details

    Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details
    Attorneys for a popular Millennium Park restaurant filed a motion Friday stating their case for making former Mayor Richard M. Daley disclose in open court the medical reasons that his lawyers say should prevent him from testifying in the city’s...