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  • 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 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...
  • GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland

    GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland
    Minnesota may have 10,000 of 'em, but Chicago's is the most sublime — at least according to the July issue of GQ, which named Lake Michigan as the best beach in the heartland. Just in time for July 4th weekend, the July issue waxes poetic about our...
  • CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend

    CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend
    The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday. The CTA is adding service...
  • See a special sneak preview of "Guardians of the Galaxy" in IMAX 3D

    See a special sneak preview of "Guardians of the Galaxy" in IMAX 3D
    Marvel's new franchise-in-the-making film "Guardians of the Galaxy" doesn't hit theaters until August, but the studio is screening a special 17-minute sneak preview for Chicago-area geeks on July 7th! The screenings are at 7PM at the following theaters:...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     
    From Sunday's print column, an updated version of a Monday posting: 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...
  • Properties near water offer calming, and costly, views

    In the summer, there's one natural attraction that makes certain Chicago-area properties a coveted part of the real estate scene: water. A home overlooking a lake, river or pond has special appeal this time of year, offering dreamy views of water...
  • 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...
  • 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...