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  • Millennium Park full of surprises

     Millennium Park full of surprises
    Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples: Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the park...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama
    Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal confirmation hearing in which he'd been confronted with allegations...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and an economic boon

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and an economic boon
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • North Coast Music Festival after shows announced, 15+ events scheduled for late August

    North Coast Music Festival after shows announced, 15+ events scheduled for late August
    The 5th annual North Coast Music Festival has announced their official aftershows. More often than not, these aftershows are an opportunity for folks to keep the party going after the festival shuts down for the night.  The entire aftershow list is...
  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun...
  • Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel

    Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel
    Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday. Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
  • Man accused in hammer attack near Navy Pier

    Man accused in hammer attack near Navy Pier
    A Chicago man has been accused of attacking women on the lakefront trail with a hammer Tuesday evening, close to the entrance to Navy Pier. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, of the 400 block of East Ohio Street, was allegedly on the bike path in the 500 block of...
  • Arlington Heights woman identified as victim of boat accident

     Arlington Heights woman identified as victim of boat accident
    The body pulled from Lake Michigan nearly a month after a fatal boating incident has been identified as an Arlington Heights woman. Megan Blenner, 27, was found in the water near Navy Pier on June 28, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's...
  • Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp coming to Chicago

    Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp coming to Chicago
    Lest the city slow its craft beer consumption in between Chicago Craft Beer Week in May and the plethora of fall beer events, a new one-day beer fest rolls into town this month.  Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend, touring beer festival...
  • Police: 2 women attacked with hammer near Navy Pier

    Police: 2 women attacked with hammer near Navy Pier
    Police are questioning a suspect after two 55-year-old women were struck in the face with a hammer near Navy Pier, authorities said. The women were walking on the lake shore bike path in the 500 block of North Lake Shore Drive when a man approached them...
  • Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup

    Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup
    The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough. That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected. Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...