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  • Chicago reportedly 1 of 3 finalists to host America's Cup

    Chicago reportedly 1 of 3 finalists to host America's Cup
    Chicago, of all places, could host the 2017 America's Cup, thanks, in part, to a 1984 New York Supreme Court decision. San Diego and Bermuda are the other locations on the short list to host sailing's most prestigious competition, according to a BBC...
  • Superintendent McCarthy makes first public appearance since heart scare

    Superintendent McCarthy makes first public appearance since heart scare
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joked to a crowd of newly minted officers Wednesday by equating himself to rock legend Keith Richards, famous for his many brushes with death. Appearing upbeat and healthy during his first public appearance...
  • Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

    Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
    Kaboom. It’s fireworks season again at Navy Pier. They start tonight at 10:15 p.m. and are every Saturday and Wednesday night through Labor Day,¬†according to a statement from Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields. The show is choreographed to music...
  • Group planning Illinois medical marijuana conference next month

    Group planning Illinois medical marijuana conference next month
    As the rules for a state medical marijuana pilot program are being finalized, a group of proponents has announced that a cannabis conference will be held in Chicago in June. A handful of people — including a doctor, a consultant and the vice...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
  • "Watch Dogs" a love letter to Chicago, could have used more local flavor

    "Watch Dogs" a love letter to Chicago, could have used more local flavor
    “Watch Dogs” the hotly-anticipated crime saga out for the Microsoft and Sony game consoles as well as PC is a stunning triumph in video game design that raises the bar visually for every open world game that will come after and will give...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • Sports stars go to bat for Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

    Sports stars go to bat for Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    Harry Caray's Restaurant Group once again teamed up with sports stars from the past and present (and a former “Desperate Housewives” actor) for the newest addition to the Harry Caray family. The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, former Blackhawk...
  • Slaying of boy, 16: 'People that stole his life had no reason'

    Slaying of boy, 16: 'People that stole his life had no reason'
    Family and friends expressed frustration and despair Sunday over the death of Michael Flournoy, a sophomore at Simeon High School with no arrest record, who was shot and killed Saturday night near where one relative said his cousin was shot and killed a...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • Siblings make late brother's legacy about education

    Siblings make late brother's legacy about education
    When his family's tragedy became a national story in 2010, Mac Sullivan tried to shut out the news reports detailing how his older brother, Declan, died while recording a football practice at the University of Notre Dame. It helped that Mac was a high...