| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:12 AM
As far as free admission days go at Chicago museums, here's a noteworthy Monday. The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium all are offering free general admission to Illinois residents in observation of Presidents Day, as well as extended...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law.
After an art scholar discovered there were large...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:47 PM
Given the choice, what kid wouldn't rather create a video game than write a research paper.
Though that's not an option yet for class assignments, a group of Lyons Township High School students have been experimenting with software to design a video...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 10:21 AM
Three and out on the issue of the NFL Draft in Chicago:
+Some great work by Tribune reporter Jared S. Hopkins in Friday's paper revealed a litany of NFL demands if Chicago wanted to host the 2015 draft. Basically, the league wanted to pay nothing...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:36 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:00 PM
5 things to do in Chicago today
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:39 AM
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...