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  • 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...
  • Split lakefront path for cyclists, pedestrians: survey

    Split lakefront path for cyclists, pedestrians: survey
    If the loud chorus from the public is any indication, Chicago's lakefront path finally could get the separate cyclist and pedestrian lanes for which frequent users have been begging, under state plans to overhaul North Lake Shore Drive. The Illinois...
  • Shakespeare Project of Chicago marks its 20th year

    Shakespeare Project of Chicago marks its 20th year
    The current production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing through Nov. 9 at the handsome and justifiably renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, stars Larry Yando as the increasingly delusional title character and features the...
  • In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

    In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root
    Consider DuSable Park the Block 37 of parkland. Like Block 37, the prime real estate that stood vacant for decades at Randolph and State streets until a shopping center went up on the site, the scrubby swath of undeveloped parkland known as DuSable...
  • REVIEW: 'Ionesco Suite' by Theatre de la Ville ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Ionesco Suite' by Theatre de la Ville ★★★
    "Are you going to Ionesco?" said the French woman in the Navy Pier elevator Wednesday night, a sharp question that set me off thinking about whether Ionesco could ever really be said to be a place and, if he could, probably merited a response like "aren't...
  • Twin Peaks is peaking at the right time

    Twin Peaks is peaking at the right time
    The four North Side Chicagoans in Twin Peaks still aren't of legal drinking age, but they've got their act together: a do-it-yourself approach that has led to two albums, an international tour, a well-received appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival...
  • 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...
  • Chicago cabaret takes a richly deserved bow

    Chicago cabaret takes a richly deserved bow
    We often think of cabaret as a fragile art form, its emphasis on hyper-literate songwriting and jazz-tinged musicianship scuttling this music to the margins of American culture. But when you witness a small army of singers and instrumentalists...
  • '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 known for...
  • 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...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Oct. 10-16

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Oct. 10-16
    MONDAY | Jeff Awards: The 46th annual Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards are handed out in a ceremony. 7:30 p.m. at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace; jeffawards.org TUESDAY | "The Submission": In Jeff Talbott's play, produced by...