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  • Persistence of McCaskey, Emanuel brings NFL draft to Chicago

     Persistence of McCaskey, Emanuel brings NFL draft to Chicago
    To people involved in the process, Bears Chairman George McCaskey pursued bringing the NFL draft to Chicago in 2015 like it was the next-best thing to his team picking last in the first round — the spot reserved for a Super Bowl champion.
  • How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago

    How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his Washington skill of lobbying hard for votes to secure the 2015 NFL draft for Chicago, and the deciding factor was the city’s commitment to hold a fan festival in Grant Park, sources close to the decision said Thursday....

    But can you walk the (dog) walk?

    But can you walk the (dog) walk?
    In the 15 years since Marc Matlin founded Chicago Dog Walkers, he’s learned a few things about the importance of taking Fido for a spin around the block. “Dogs like to go out and sniff around. It’s kind of like us reading a newspaper;...

    A grand night to hear CSO, Tchaikovsky under the stars

     A grand night to hear CSO, Tchaikovsky under the stars
    Since Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have room in their packed schedule to present only one free concert a year for the general public, let every concert be as enjoyably done as their latest gift to the city and its citizens, given...

    Lucius turns two voices into one-of-a-kind sound

    Lucius turns two voices into one-of-a-kind sound
    Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius look like mirror images of one another on stage with their platinum bobs and matching brightly colored outfits. And though their voices have a slightly different tone, they frequently overlap when tag-teaming a phone...