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  • George Lucas picks architects for his museum in Chicago

    George Lucas has chosen the architectural team that will work on his planned museum in Chicago, selecting blue-chip talent both local and international. The team includes Beijing-based Ma Yansong, the founder of China's MAD Architects, and Chicago-based...
  • Brutal winter lives on -- in icy lake water temperatures

    Brutal winter lives on -- in icy lake water temperatures
    Tuesday didn’t offer the greatest conditions for a dip in Lake Michigan, but Daniel Thorner, age 6, wasn’t about to let colder than normal water temperatures spoil a boating trip with his grandfather. After returning wet and shivering to...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
  • Havens for wildlife that thrive in captivity

    The July 31 article regarding the benefits of visiting Lincoln Park Zoo was indisputably compelling. The majestic and in many instances imperiled wildlife species that are housed there are treated with the utmost compassion and respect. The staff and...
  • Parking at Museum Campus is hard enough already

    I fully agree with the Tribune’s editorial against locating George Lucas’ proposed Cultural Arts Museum on what is now the Soldier Field parking lot — for an additional reason. I enjoy visiting the Field Museum of Natural History,...
  • Millennium Park proves to be city's great uniter

    Millennium Park proves to be city's great uniter
    Whoever thought Millennium Park would become a place for lovers? But on a hot July afternoon in Chicago, on a footprint where tracks once visibly sliced through a great American city, a skinny couple cavorts on the verdant lawn of Pritzker Pavilion....
  • Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium

    Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium
    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...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...
  • Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?

    Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?
    Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...
  • Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes

    Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes
    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...
  • Obit: Sanford R. Blum, started Blum Animal Hospital in Lakeview

    Obit: Sanford R. Blum, started Blum Animal Hospital in Lakeview
    Dr. Sanford R. Blum started the Blum Animal Hospital in 1951 in Lakeview and in the decades that followed made it one of the premier pet care facilities in the Chicago area. "He always told me, 'Every time you go into the exam room, put yourself in...