| May 21, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended a proposal to let George Lucas build his museum on a lakefront parcel now occupied by Soldier Field parking lots, saying the Star Wars creator's collection deserves to stand alongside venerable institutions like the Adler...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The Field Museum and a local brewing company are launching a craft beer in stores across Chicago next month, an endeavor aimed at raising money for the institution’s educational programs.
It will be called "Cabinet of Curiosities," a White India...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Wrigley and the Cubs had their birthday cake, and no one ate it, too.
The 400-pound "Cake Boss" created birthday cake for Wrigley's centennial was a spectacle at Wednesday's celebration. Now, it's apparently being hauled away to a dumpster on a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday.
A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:35 AM
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum.
The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Jun 26, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to plop a "Star Wars" museum on the lakefront whether Chicago likes it or not is a dumb idea.
But judging by the breathless media coverage, you'd think this is some great mayoral triumph. It isn't.
Mayor Rahmfather has been...
| Jun 27, 2014
Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...