| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:22 PM
In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:05 PM
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-...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| 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 27, 2014
| 5:58 AM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Coral reefs are projected to be gone by 2050; seafood is predicted to disappear by 2048. There has never been a more critical time to protect our oceans. We applaud President Barack Obama and his administration for his public commitment to create the...
| 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 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:26 AM
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...