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  • High waves, rip currents could keep swimmers out of lake

    High waves, rip currents could keep swimmers out of lake
    The last official day for Chicago’s Lake Michigan swimming season might be Labor Day, but Sunday might end up having been the last day anyone could venture into the water. The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for...
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...
  • Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration

    Horner Park residents fight tree-felling river restoration
    After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands. So last week, Heltzer and...
  • 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...
  • After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees

    After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees
    A nearly $6.5 million restoration along the Chicago River in Horner Park that would have cut down dozens of trees will be scaled back after an outcry from area residents, officials announced this week. Several community members said they are pleased...
  • What would Neva Boyd think?

    What would Neva Boyd think?
    In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games. Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
  • Violence, Chicago and its storytellers

    Violence, Chicago and its storytellers
    A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
  • New artistic directors for Theatre on the Lake

    Theater on the Lake, the summer theater operation of the Chicago Park District located at the corner of Fullerton Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, has announced the joint artistic directors for its 2013 season: Halena Kays, artistic director of The Hypocrites,...
  • The CPS contingency plan

    The CPS contingency plan
    Here are some frequently asked questions about the CPS contingency plan. The answers were compiled from CPS and chief Jean-Claude Brizard's comments during a teleconference with parents last week. Q: How will the CPS sites in the district's Children...
  • Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday

    Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday
    The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday. On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
  • Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues

     Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues
    Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...