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  • Closing of stained-glass museum a loss for city

    For a city that likes to tout itself as cosmopolitan and the home to many cultural attractions, the closing of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier is most certainly at odds with that ideal. The Smith Museum was, to say the least,...
  • Sad move for Navy Pier

    When guests come to town, I have always included a visit to the Smith Museum of Stained Glass on Navy Pier. It is one-of-a-kind and totally Chicago. More retail, as if the Pier needs more shopping options, in lieu of a cultural masterpiece? A very poor...
  • Police: Body found in lake in Streeterville

    Police: Body found in lake in Streeterville
    A body was pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the Streeterville neighborhood. A man's body was found in the water at 10:04 a.m. near Navy Pier, in the 500 block of East Grand Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose...
  • REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★
    The Isango Ensemble's touring production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1791 opera "The Magic Flute" (or "Impempe Yomlingo") has been a hit in London and many other parts of the world. One understands why. This production makes the argument — with...
  • Channel 9's Rich King expanding his library, aims to downsize condo

    Channel 9's Rich King expanding his library, aims to downsize condo
    WGN-Ch. 9 sportscaster Rich King has listed his three-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville for $999,900. Through Eckhartz Press, King, 67, this week has published his second book, "Back in the Game," about his...
  • Old badge gets new life for firefighting family

    Old badge gets new life for firefighting family
    Ryan Franzen always knew he'd become a Chicago firefighter. His father, Jim Franzen, was a Chicago firefighter. And his grandfather Richard Franzen died in the line of duty. "He was hurt after a fire in Englewood. He was holding on to the truck and...
  • 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...
  • Goodbye stained glass

    I was disappointed to read about the removal of the stained glass windows from Navy Pier.  The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows was a cultural oasis. It was something I always recommended as a "must see" to any visitor at Navy Pier. I commended the...
  • Stained glass museum closing at Navy Pier

    Stained glass museum closing at Navy Pier
    In a dimly lit Festival Hall at Navy Pier, two movers gently hoist a stained glass panel from a display case with gloved hands and pack it into a crate for safekeeping until light can shine through it once more. Many of the display cases at the Smith...
  • 'Ellen,' 'Wendy Williams' and 'Live With Kelly & Michael' Among Strong Syndie Starters

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Some of daytime's most popular talkshows are off to strong ratings starts this fall, with "Ellen" having its best premiere-week ever and "Live With Kelly & Michael" attracting its largest opening-frame audience in seven years....
  • Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities

    Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities
    The fall architectural calendar is packed with major events in Chicago, New York and Shanghai. Here are 10 worth watching. Reclaiming the lower Manhattan skyline: More than 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 104-story One World Trade...