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  • Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site

    Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended a proposal to let George Lucas build his museum on a lakefront parcel now occupied by Soldier Field parking lots, saying the Star Wars creator's collection deserves to stand alongside venerable institutions like the Adler...
  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Meet Our Moms

     
    The Cars.com Editorial family is filled with gearheads, car enthusiasts, daily-grind commuters and carpool-lane veterans; a few of us also answer to "Mom." The moms on staff have seen it all on the road, from marathon car-seat installations and late-...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
  • Shedd Aquarium gala mixes stingrays, 007

    Shedd Aquarium gala mixes stingrays, 007
    Upon entering the Shedd Aquarium's "Be Like Bond: The Stingray Affair" gala, attendees filed past a 20,000-gallon pool filled with stingrays that raised their heads like puppies for petting. The "touch experience" was a highlight of this annual black-...
  • Help Shedd keep beaches beautiful

    Help Shedd keep beaches beautiful
    The best kind of volunteering involves getting your hands dirty; the Shedd Aquarium's kind also means spending a day at the beach. For its new Great Lakes Action Days, volunteers will help with invasive plant removal, maintaining trails, planting native...
  • Glimpse of hope for disabled teen

    Glimpse of hope for disabled teen
    On a recent fall day, Darlene Armstrong watched with wonder as the Shedd Aquarium's white-sided dolphins turned somersaults and splashed spectators. The 17-year-old disabled girl's life had changed dramatically since she was rescued from her Chicago...
  • J.J. Abrams Should Tank 'Star Wars 7' for Fun

    J.J. Abrams Should Tank 'Star Wars 7' for Fun
    I was in a London Starbucks checking my e-mail when I noticed the internet wasn’t working. Could it be a router problem, I wondered? Possibly. Then later I found out that Disney announced J.J. Abrams would direct the new “Star Wars”...
  • Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium

    Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium
    The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
  • Chicago museums reeling after building sprees

    Chicago museums reeling after building sprees
    The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
  • Tips for shopping responsibly

    Tips for shopping responsibly
    Q: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...