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  • Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group

    Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group
    A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning

    Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning
    The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday. The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • 'Parks and Rec' stars spotted in Chicago

    'Parks and Rec' stars spotted in Chicago
    "Parks and Rec" stars are here in Chicago! From Chris Pratt to Aziz Ansari (and hopefully, eventually Amy Poehler), the show's fans are spotting the stars as they gear up to film scenes throughout the city this week. Part of an episode from the...
  • Ancient nightlife: Forebearers of mammals were nocturnal partiers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night. But this...
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
  • China exhibit hall coming to Field Museum

    China exhibit hall coming to Field Museum
    For the next addition to its permanent exhibitions, Chicago’s Field Museum is looking far to the East. The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, showcasing some 350 artifacts from the museum’s 40,000-item collection, will open next June in a gallery...
  • Puppet Festival announces lineup

    Puppet Festival announces lineup
    The full roster of artists performing as part of the first Chicago International Puppet Festival was announced on Tuesday. In January, the 11-day compilation will bring together many Chicago venues that will present works by puppeteers from the United...
  • George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
  • An open letter to George Lucas: What's in the museum?

    An open letter to George Lucas: What's in the museum?
    Dear Mr. Lucas, With every expectation, your name will soon enough grace a new Chicago museum. And it's past time that you told Chicagoans — better yet, showed Chicagoans — what's going to be inside it. We've asked to see it and share...