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  • (Sort of) secret sparklers

    (Sort of) secret sparklers
    Plainfield Park District It doesn't get much more patriotic — or cute — than a red, white and blue bike parade. Throw in touch-a-truck, inflatables and a picnic, and your kids will zonk out by the time Plainfield's fireworks start. Curve...
  • Pedicab paralysis

    Pedicab paralysis
    Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park. That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...
  • Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne

    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne
    A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
  • Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium

    Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • Kids dabble in Roth's dystopian universe at Camp Divergent

    Kids dabble in Roth's dystopian universe at Camp Divergent
    NAPERVILLE — "I'm going to show you guys some cool self-defense stuff today," a muscular young man named Mike Corey tells the group of kids clumped around him on the Naper Settlement lawn one bright morning earlier this month. "Everybody has...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Woman's body found in lake east of Navy Pier

    Woman's body found in lake east of Navy Pier
    The Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit pulled a woman's body from Lake Michigan this evening, police said. The body was recovered about 6:15 Saturday evening, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Stacey Cooper said. A...
  • Authorities: Body pulled from Lake Michigan 'possibly' missing woman

    Authorities: Body pulled from Lake Michigan 'possibly' missing woman
    A body pulled from Lake Michigan last night near Navy Pier is possibly a 27-year-old woman who went missing during a boating mishap May 31 that also claimed the life of a Chicago attorney, authorities said. An autopsy determined the woman, in her 20s,...
  • Interview: Afrojack charts an upbeat course for himself

    Interview: Afrojack charts an upbeat course for himself
    Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack pegged the crowd at 3,000 for Jennifer Lopez's June 20 performance on “Good Morning America” in New York. Afrojack, who collaborated with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer on the 2011 hit “Give Me Everything,”...
  • CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders? The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes. The CTA is proposing...
  • (Sort of) secret places to view July 4th fireworks

    (Sort of) secret places to view July 4th fireworks
    Catch the Fourth's fireworks displays without enormous crowds at these off-the-beaten path spots. Plainfield Park District It doesn't get much more patriotic — or cute — than a red, white and blue bike parade. Throw in touch-a-truck,...