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  • Los Angeles makes bid for George Lucas museum

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning

    Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning
    The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday. The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
  • How Discovery Channel's Shark Week didn't (quite) bite the Shedd

    How Discovery Channel's Shark Week didn't (quite) bite the Shedd
    Discovery Channel's Shark Week will never be mistaken for the video version of a scientific journal. Tales of monster sharks and killer sharks and legendary, probably non-existent sharks predominate — what genuine shark scientists call "Shark...
  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • Republicans hold national meeting in Obama's hometown, tout 'permanent ground game'

    Republicans hold national meeting in Obama's hometown, tout 'permanent ground game'
    Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
  • Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake

     Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake
    Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel. It's the third...
  • Shedd Aquarium takes bite out of Shark Week

    Shedd Aquarium takes bite out of Shark Week
    Shark Week is not an official holiday. Not yet.  But the annual celebration of things toothy and cartilaginous now gets marked in dozens of countries around the world and even in places far inland, like Chicago. Indeed, it is pretty much a summer...
  • 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...
  • 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...