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  • Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....
  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations

    Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations
    The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said. The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...
  • Cabin fever cures

    Cabin fever cures
    It's already been a long winter, and it's only January. Looking to embark on Operation Get the Ants Outta Your Kids’ Pants as you muddle through the rest of it? We’ve got your back. Want to commune with nature…inside? Visit Garfield...
  • Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors

    Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors
    More than a million people visited the Chicago Botanic Garden this year, setting a record at the 41-year-old sprawling garden in Glencoe. Attendance at one of the Chicago area's leading tourist attactions has steadily increased in recent years. In 2012,...
  • Friends of the Parks President steps down

    Friends of the Parks President steps down
    Friends of the Parks President Erma Tranter is stepping down after leading the advocacy group for more than three decades. Tranter, 70, said she will begin working with a startup nonprofit that will take medical resources to Guatemala. Leaving the parks...
  • Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter

    Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter
    Dorothy Leonard has lived for 33 years in the same house on the same block in West Humboldt Park, one of the better blocks in the struggling West Side Chicago neighborhood. She's the block's unofficial ambassador, shooing away young people who gather...
  • CTA to hold meetings about 95th Street art

    CTA to hold meetings about 95th Street art
    The CTA and South Side artist Theaster Gates are hosting public meetings starting this month about art for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo renovation starting next year. The $1.3 million art program, which is being billed as the CTA'...
  • Remarkable Woman: Eunita Rushing

    Remarkable Woman: Eunita Rushing
    Eunita Rushing feels at home when she's near plants, so perhaps it's no surprise that since 1999 she has been the enthusiastic president of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, which works in partnership with the Chicago Park District to raise funds...
  • Patricia Yeo's big leap

    Patricia Yeo's big leap
    Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
  • Outdoor theater season is yet young

    Outdoor theater season is yet young
    For some, it just isn't a complete summer without hearing the words of the Bard spoken into the warm nighttime air — or just a few outdoor lines of Roald Dahl down by the bugs. Fear not, grass-sitting theater-goers, the outdoor season is still in...