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  • CST Gala honors Daley, Sondheim

    CST Gala honors Daley, Sondheim
    The Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrated Gala 2013 at its Navy Pier home June 17 with more than 550 in attendance. The highlight was the presentation of the third annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to civic honoree, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and...
  • Grandchild re-creates historic lake crossing

    Grandchild re-creates historic lake crossing
    BENTON HARBOR -- There was a time when flying across Lake Michigan was a big deal. Like in 1913 -- July 1, to be exact -- when Logan A. (Jack) Vilas became the first pilot to do so. Yes, 100 years ago Monday, the 21-year-old Chicago-area man, only the...
  • CTA details service changes for Blackhawks parade

    CTA details service changes for Blackhawks parade
    The CTA will run more train service, and 30 buses will see detours Friday for the Blackhawks parade, the transit agency announced Wednesday. The CTA said riders should allow extra time traveling in the Loop Friday. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m.,...
  • A swing and a miss for Wrigley Field renovation plans

    A swing and a miss for Wrigley Field renovation plans
    Wrigley Field had it right from the start. An urban ballpark close to public transportation and holding around 40,000 people is the winning ticket. Wrigley may be battered but, as it approaches its centenary, it is still authentic. So, with this real...
  • McCormick Place stadium bill advances

    McCormick Place stadium bill advances
    SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul basketball arena and a hotel as part of a massive bill that also featured incentives to build a Downstate...
  • Summer reads

    Summer reads
    Outdoor concerts, movies in the park and a festival for everything from ribs to blues to craft beer. Summer in Chicago is so action-packed, it's easy to forget that the season is also about slowing down and enjoying some R&R. Our thinking: Why face the...
  • Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill

    Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill
    The Illinois Senate today sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that will green-light Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul University basketball arena and a hotel. The legislation also includes provision to...
  • Where else to get Jurassic

    Where else to get Jurassic
    Where else to see dinosaurs if you can't make it to "Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo": "Dinosaurs Alive!" at Brookfield Zoo: Life-size animatronic reptiles mix with the animal exhibits through Oct. 27. Including dinosaur newcomers (Styracosaurus and...
  • Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago

    Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago
    Big picture, not much went right for the “Today Show's” planned broadcast from Chicago this week.  First, terrible, significant news happened in Oklahoma, meaning stars Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie would never make it to the live location...
  • In 'Roadkill' and 'h.g.,' powerful shows for small audiences

    In 'Roadkill' and 'h.g.,' powerful shows for small audiences
    There's nothing new in Chicago about theater in small spaces — that's a crucial part of the city's aesthetic. If you glance at my recommended shows, you'll see several pieces staged in theaters with fewer than 100 seats, including "Rabbit,"...
  • Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago
    Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...