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  • How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago

    How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his Washington skill of lobbying hard for votes to secure the 2015 NFL draft for Chicago, and the deciding factor was the city’s commitment to hold a fan festival in Grant Park, sources close to the decision said Thursday.
  • But can you walk the (dog) walk?

    But can you walk the (dog) walk?
    In the 15 years since Marc Matlin founded Chicago Dog Walkers, he’s learned a few things about the importance of taking Fido for a spin around the block. “Dogs like to go out and sniff around. It’s kind of like us reading a newspaper;...

    Lucius turns two voices into one-of-a-kind sound

    Lucius turns two voices into one-of-a-kind sound
    Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius look like mirror images of one another on stage with their platinum bobs and matching brightly colored outfits. And though their voices have a slightly different tone, they frequently overlap when tag-teaming a phone...

    Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site

     Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site
    Cassandra Francis' goal is to convince anyone who will listen that the proposed site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is not a done deal. The group Francis leads, Friends of the Parks, is organizing a petition drive and letter-writing campaign...

    Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path

    Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path
    Long before Lollapalooza became a fixture in Grant Park, long before Riot Fest and Pitchfork Music Festival and the myriad other concentrations of cultural events that have come to define the city's warm-weather entertainment scene, there was the...