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  • City parents can take part in a "mini-shopping spree" for new playground equipment

    City parents can take part in a "mini-shopping spree" for new playground equipment
    So long, sandboxes. Monkey bars? They can keep hanging around — if they’re the twisty, turny, modern kind.
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 20

    Easter renewal It would be good for us to consider that Easter is not, or at least should not be, an exclusively Christian celebration. The ultimate purpose of Jesus Christ's ministry was to save humanity from the terrors of sin and death. It should be...

    Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum

    Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed 12 people Thursday to a new city task force that will recommend a potential site in Chicago for filmmaker George Lucas’ collection of art and movie memorabilia.   The site selected by Emanuel will then compete against at...

    'Star Wars' museum here? Yes. In Grant Park? No.

    'Star Wars' museum here? Yes. In Grant Park? No.
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to establish a world-class museum to house his art and movie memorabilia. Chicago, happily, is in the running for it. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday appointed a task force of community leaders to identify...

    Food carts face rough path in Chicago

    Food carts face rough path in Chicago
    From Beijing to Berlin, and in cities across America, food carts have become hot attractions. Regulars visit them every day. Tourists seek them out. Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Austin, New York … all enjoy a thriving mobile-food trade....