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  • 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...
  • Pride Parade a celebration of state's new marriage law

    Pride Parade a celebration of state's new marriage law
    David Wilk and Charlie Gurion have kissed many times since they met, and many more times since they became one of the first same-sex couples in Illinois to get a marriage license. But until Sunday, their kisses never had been cheered by thousands of...
  • 45th annual Pride Parade has cause for celebration

    45th annual Pride Parade has cause for celebration
    When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, marriage will be the overarching theme and cause for celebration at the event, organizers have said. And this year, the colorful procession will start out with dozens of married...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Science Chicks engineer underwater vehicle

    Science Chicks engineer underwater vehicle
    The Science Chicks, a new club in Mount Prospect School District 57, designed, built and then tested a remote operating vehicle in a recent competition, living the goal of getting more girls interested in science and technology careers. The March...
  • 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,...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...