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  • George Lucas museum to feature more than 'Star Wars'

    George Lucas museum to feature more than 'Star Wars'
    Yes, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas is building a museum on Chicago's lakefront. But it will not be a “Star Wars” museum, the filmmaker said in Chicago Friday, calling that an idea that has been “blown all out of proportion.”
  • In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

    In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root
    Consider DuSable Park the Block 37 of parkland. Like Block 37, the prime real estate that stood vacant for decades at Randolph and State streets until a shopping center went up on the site, the scrubby swath of undeveloped parkland known as DuSable...

    Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?

    Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?
    Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more. Streetcars, gondolas and trolleys are just some of the...

    From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend

    From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend
    This will be a brisk weekend in Chicago jazz. Among the highlights: Ahmad Jamal: It's difficult to overstate Jamal's importance as pianist, his approach to jazz improvisation sounding fresh and volatile, just as it did more than half a century ago....

    Tennis courts still planned for Peanut Park

    Tennis courts still planned for Peanut Park
    The Chicago Park District plans to move forward with the six tennis courts at Peanut Park despite opposition voiced on Wednesday by some downtown residents who prefer the park be left as open space instead. The new Maggie Daley Park site includes the...