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  • Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21

    Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21
    This month, residents can weigh in on the future of the Museum Campus, which is the proposed site for the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The first public meeting focused on the long-range planning of the Museum Campus and sponsored by the Grant Park...
  • At Shedd Aquarium, oodles of fish, surprising exhibits and, oh yes, crowds

    At Shedd Aquarium, oodles of fish, surprising exhibits and, oh yes, crowds
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • Despite national debate, Redskins right at home in Morris

    Despite national debate, Redskins right at home in Morris
    He leads the band onto the football field, each step as sure as the last. As he does, the Morris Community High School mascot often hears the insults. He says some opponents make "Indian calls" or mock his headdress and face paint. But he says he...
  • Prominent Chicago businesswoman Sue Gin dies

    Prominent Chicago businesswoman Sue Gin dies
    Sue Gin, founder and CEO of Flying Food Group, a Chicago-based airline catering company, died Friday morning at Rush University Medical Center. Gin, 73, had suffered a stroke on Tuesday at her Chicago office, a company spokeswoman said. Gin launched...
  • Sue Gin, 1941-2014: Entrepreneur launched airline catering business

    Sue Gin, 1941-2014: Entrepreneur launched airline catering business
    For Sue Gin, a pioneering Chicago entrepreneur, big ideas came from humble origins. After she was served a half-frozen sweet roll on a Midway Airlines flight, she decided she could do better than the typical airline fare foisted on passengers. And so...
  • 'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'

    'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'
    The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • Field Museum to try to ID people's discoveries

      Field Museum to try to ID people's discoveries
    For years, the Field Museum has been receiving inquiries from people who found a rock, plant, bird or other specimen and were looking for help identifying the mysterious item. The museum staff would try informally, depending on "whether they had the...
  • Urban farmers urge city to update compost law

    Urban farmers urge city to update compost law
    Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
  • Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten

    Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten
    The Field Museum’s brachiosaurus donned his Blackhawks sweater just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday -- but he gave no outward sign of support for the Bulls, who will begin their post-season Sunday. It left some wondering whether love...