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  • Grant Park World Cup viewing party moves to bigger field

    Grant Park World Cup viewing party moves to bigger field
    So many people turned out for the official Chicago viewing party for this week’s U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match that organizers have moved Sunday’s U.S.-Portugal viewing party to a larger field in Grant Park. Monday’s party packed...
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
  • Mayor touts World Basketball Festival benefits

    Mayor touts World Basketball Festival benefits
    Occasionally seen sitting courtside at Chicago Bulls games, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a basketball fan.   So it stands to reason Emanuel is excited for Chicago to host the World Basketball Festival that Nike, the Jordan brand and USA Basketball is staging...
  • Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf

    Angelo: Bears were close to going with artificial turf
    Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo believes the team was “around the corner” from a move to artificial turf at Soldier Field before he was fired after the 2011 season. Visiting with the “Kap and Haugh Show”...
  • 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 say nearly 500 attended unauthorized concert at Montrose Beach

    Prosecutors say nearly 500 attended unauthorized concert at Montrose Beach
    Cook County prosecutors said today that nearly 500 people had gathered Sunday afternoon for an unauthorized concert at Montrose Beach that turned into a melee after police officers attempted to shut it down. Judge James Brown ordered two west suburban...
  • Bad deals remind us to take the long view

    Bad deals remind us to take the long view
    Consider these six deals: 1. In 2003, the Chicago Park District entered into a 20-year contract that exempted the new Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park from property taxes and from paying for garbage pickup, water and gas. 2. In 2004, the...
  • Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park

    Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park
    Chicago does not lack for jazz festivals, but surely one of the most appealing unfolds each summer at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. Set on the veranda of a historic building alongside a picturesque lagoon, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival feels like...
  • DNA tests may reveal if dogs to blame for fouling Montrose Beach

    DNA tests may reveal if dogs to blame for fouling Montrose Beach
    Border collies have been heroes of Chicago beaches in recent years, clearing 63rd Street Beach of gulls and the swimming bans blamed on them. But the same approach hasn’t worked at Montrose Beach, which the Natural Resources Defense Council...
  • Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details

    Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details
    Attorneys for a popular Millennium Park restaurant filed a motion Friday stating their case for making former Mayor Richard M. Daley disclose in open court the medical reasons that his lawyers say should prevent him from testifying in the city’s...
  • Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen

    Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen
    A lime-green piece of fiberglass resin lay in the grass Sunday next to a concrete pad where statues paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen had stood. “This one is broken,” said 2-year-old David Molina-Kwan, in Chinese, to his mother as he...