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  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    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...
  • Pride Parade expected to draw 1 million participants

     Pride Parade expected to draw 1 million participants
    When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, more than 1 million people are expected to be there, according to organizers. This is the first Pride Parade since Illinois' law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect. Same-...
  • George Lucas chooses Chicago for his planned museum

    George Lucas chooses Chicago for his planned museum
    The Force is officially with the city of Chicago. After months of deliberation, George Lucas has chosen the Windy City for his planned museum that will feature his personal art collection as well as exhibitions devoted to the digital arts and the...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Northerly Island makeover well underway

    Northerly Island makeover well underway
    Work on transforming the southern 40 acres of Northerly Island into a six-ecosystem nature park is well underway, and the area is set to be partially open to the public this fall, officials said Tuesday. “(People) can come out and expect to see...
  • Los Angeles makes bid for George Lucas museum

    George Lucas has another suitor for his planned art museum -- and it's the city of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti recently reached out to the "Star Wars" filmmaker in a letter expressing interest in bringing the museum to the L.A. area. Garcetti is...
  • 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...