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  • Joined at the quip

    Joined at the quip
    The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance. What followed was six years of group dates with their...
  • George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25 million to Maggie Daley after school group

    George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25 million to Maggie Daley after school group
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on hand to Wednesday to announce a $25 million contribution he and wife Mellody Hobson are making to After School Matters, a children’s program originally launched by the late Maggie Daley. The money will mainly...
  • Early-season cold grips Chicago; snow possible Sunday

    Early-season cold grips Chicago; snow possible Sunday
    Winter has come early to the Chicago area this weekend, with the coldest daytime temperatures since February and a chance of snow showers or snow through Sunday evening, according to forecasts. High temperatures across the area were only in the high...
  • Cops pull man from icy Chicago River: 'He was completely submerged'

    Cops pull man from icy Chicago River: 'He was completely submerged'
    The man poking his head out of the water had one hand on the dock, but he was losing his grip after several minutes in the Chicago River this morning, large ice chunks floating feet away. Kneeling above him was Officer Wayne Kramer, who had sprinted down...
  • It's their Chicago, too

    It's their Chicago, too
    Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
  • REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★
    At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
  • Prosecutors: Man struck, killed another man with his car

    Prosecutors: Man struck, killed another man with his car
    A South Austin man was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he struck and killed a man with his vehicle Saturday. Darrell Cooper, 41, of the first block of North Lorel Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-...
  • Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored

    Pioneering Cubs female exec Midge Donahue to be honored
    She was a pioneering major league baseball executive, responsible for a series of groundbreaking innovations during her nearly 40 years as an employee with the Chicago Cubs. Now, more than 50 years after her retirement, and more than 35 years after...
  • 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. In the next several months, Chicago residents will be invited to choose from the latest in playground equipment as the city...
  • Park district's summer programs click with Web users

    Park district's summer programs click with Web users
    Registration for the Chicago Park District's popular summer programs began Monday, and by 2 p.m., 6,887 people had enrolled, topping the number who registered on the entire first day last year by 8 percent, according to Park District spokeswoman Jessica...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...