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  • Chicago hits benchmark in visitors, taps 'Epic' ad campaign to draw more

    Chicago hits benchmark in visitors, taps 'Epic' ad campaign to draw more
    Chicago crossed the 50 millionth visitor mark in 2014, officials said Wednesday, a 3.5 percent increase over the previous year that kept boat tours, museums and the Magnificent Mile busy, and the city on the heels of New York as a top urban tourist...
  • Obama library or not, Chicago needs to land Air Force One

    Obama library or not, Chicago needs to land Air Force One
    With all due respect to the Barack Obama presidential library sweepstakes, there's one White House souvenir Chicago absolutely needs. We need to land Air Force One. We're at least owed that. The Air Force looks to retire its current fleet of...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record

     Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record
    After Matthew Haussler pulled the cover from what could be the world's longest hand-drawn picture maze, he said he needed a minute. Before Sunday afternoon's reveal in a corner of the Block Thirty Seven mall in the Loop, the artist had only seen the...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    5 things to do in Chicago today EAT Guest Doughnut Stan's Donuts & Coffee 1560 N. Damen Ave. 773-360-7386 Try a long john topped with a lardo-flavored glaze and chicharrones spiced with cinnamon, cloves, all spice, nutmeg and ginger created in...
  • George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through

    George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through
    George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars"...
  • Summer camps that won't wait

    Summer camps that won't wait
    Days of shorts and flip-flops never seem farther away than in January, but some of the most popular summer camps are opening registration this month. Procrastinate, and your child just might get iced out. Latin School camps You don't have to be a...
  • 'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums

    'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums
    Sunday's first episode of the new, Chicago-made kids' TV series "Moochie Kalala Detectives Club" starts with Tim Kazurinsky's character telling his grandkids a fantastical story that leads to a search for truth at Adler Planetarium. Although the...
  • Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest: The G-rated events

     Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest: The G-rated events
    Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest has something for all ages, but not every show is rated G. Blair Thomas has ambitious plans for the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. "Our festival is going to redefine what the word...
  • Chicago book news: Women & Children First raises $36k

    Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
  • Bird enthusiasts flock to Quincy to see rare ivory gull

    Bird enthusiasts flock to Quincy to see rare ivory gull
    A rare Arctic bird was spotted last week in Quincy, spurring a mass migration of bird-watchers to the area. The ivory gull was first spotted Friday along the Mississippi River. It drew people from across the Midwest and as far away as Texas. Michael...