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  • Northern lights sightings possible in Chicago Friday

    The northern lights might be coming to Chicago tonight and they're not playing at Riot Fest.  A large "coronal mass ejection"—the technical term for a bunch of charged photons from the sun jetting toward earth—that occured Wednesday will hit...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • Several grand openings on deck for major cities

    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...
  • Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
  • Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall

    For once, be glad you're toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. Congratulate yourselves for avoiding the summer crowds and grabbing a great deal...
  • 'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier

    'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier
    By the time Walker Stalker Con takes place February 21 and 22 at Navy Pier, one of the current ”Walking Dead” cast members expected to attend might be an ex-cast member. The convention is inspired by the hit AMC zombie drama, which is...
  • Chicago No. 2 among nation's bicycle-friendly cities: magazine

    Chicago No. 2 among nation's bicycle-friendly cities: magazine
    Three years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel first pledged to make Chicago the nation's most “bike-friendly” city, Chicago has inched its way up to No. 2. That's according to Bicycling Magazine, which biennially ranks 50 U.S. cities for their...
  • For Larry Yando, a full career amid the tyrants and misers

    For Larry Yando, a full career amid the tyrants and misers
    To play King Lear is to confront the possibility of being unloved and ill-used in your dementia-ridden old age. To play Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" is to stare into your own grave in front of a family audience. Many have played the lead in...
  • Jackie Robinson West one win short of title but still U.S. champs

    Jackie Robinson West one win short of title but still U.S. champs
    "Run through a wall for each other. Stop caring so much and have a ball out there." Jackie Robinson West manager Darold Butler pushed all the right buttons, including that in-game speech Sunday, to help lift his team to the Little League World Series...
  • Charles Tillman to Fox's Corey McPherrin: 'You look like a sex-on-the-beach guy'

    Charles Tillman to Fox's Corey McPherrin: 'You look like a sex-on-the-beach guy'
    Charles Tillman has Corey McPherrin all figured out. The Bears’ cornerback visited Fox Chicago’s “Good Day Chicago” Tuesday – which is co-hosted by McPherrin, a former Fox Chicago sports anchor – to promote his...
  • The Divvy blues: Bike-sharing program facing growing pains

    The Divvy blues: Bike-sharing program facing growing pains
    One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues. Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...