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  • How Chicagoans can shape their city's future

    How Chicagoans can shape their city's future
    Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck. This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
  • Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser

    Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser
    The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija were on hand for Kerry Wood’s Woody’s Winter Warm-Up fundraiser Friday at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, but it was former Cub Mark Prior who guests seemed most...
  • Live review: Chance the Rapper trips out at Club Nokia

    Live review: Chance the Rapper trips out at Club Nokia
    During a run-through of his loopy, lusty song “Lost,” Chicago MC Chance the Rapper got a little lost himself. He fell off the stage at Club Nokia. That’s what it looked like, at least, when the 20-year-old abruptly disappeared from...
  • Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces

    Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces
    Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.   Bubbles Academy Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
  • Ed Duffy, 1945-2014

     Ed Duffy, 1945-2014
    Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy. He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
  • Elite Street: Jose Contreras lists Gold Coast condo

    Elite Street: Jose Contreras lists Gold Coast condo
    Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Dec. 2 listed his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $849,900. Contreras, 42, a Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox's 2005 World Series-winning team, left the Sox...
  • Jewish musicians looking to warm up with hot tunes

    Jewish musicians looking to warm up with hot tunes
    B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim's Saturday, Jan. 4, double-bill of local band Shakshuka and Kol Echad, an a capella group comprising Boston University students, is a family (and friends) affair. The free concert, billed as "hot music on a cold winter's...
  • Slime, cardboard and more indoor fun for the kids

    Slime, cardboard and more indoor fun for the kids
    1. Fun with cardboard boxes Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the Chicago Children's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs, pull...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Ani Gogova and Ian Maksin: The Chicago-based piano-cello duo performs as part of the Jewel Box Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Recital Hall and Auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; $10-$25; 773-442-4636, boxoffice.neiu.edu...
  • What keeps all-weather cyclists going?

    What keeps all-weather cyclists going?
    Melissa Manak 29, Rogers Park Commute: Six miles to 20 miles round-trip, "depending on where I'm going." Can't-live-without gear: Leggings and tops with fleece under the fabric; a long, heavy coat; Bern helmet with a liner. Craziest weather you've...
  • Ex-Cub David DeJesus hosting karaoke fundraiser

    Ex-Cub David DeJesus hosting karaoke fundraiser
    Ex-Cub and current Tampa Bay Ray David DeJesus will host his karaoke fundaiser, “Strike a Chord,” Jan. 16 at American Junkie along with the David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities. The benefit will raise money for ALS research and...