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  • Northbound Lake Shore Drive to be impacted as construction begins on 'Flyover'

    Northbound Lake Shore Drive to be impacted as construction begins on 'Flyover'
    The right lane and shoulder of northbound upper Lake Shore Drive will be closed Monday between Illinois Street and Grand Avenue as construction begins on the Navy Pier Flyover project. The $60 million, three-phase elevated lakefront path is expected...
  • 3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits

    3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits
    "The Machine Inside: Biomechanics" Through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-665-7400, fieldmuseum.org) The gist: Discover the biological secrets of everything from cheetahs to ants to Venus flytraps. Go if you ever...
  • 'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'

    'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'
    Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
  • Chicago Flower & Garden Show comes to Navy Pier

     Chicago Flower & Garden Show comes to Navy Pier
    Sure, Mother Nature has been metaphorically pelting us with slush balls for months. But here's an opportunity to take the sting out of our Viking winter: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is coming. The show runs Saturday through March 23 at Navy Pier....
  • Q&A: 'Divergent' stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James

    Q&A: 'Divergent' stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James
    Though part of the strength of "Divergent" is that it's much more than just a love story, the big-screen version of suburban-Chicago-raised Veronica Roth's massive novel simply wouldn't work with underwhelming leads. So 100 gold stars for the casting...
  • Larry Yando to play King Lear as part of new Chicago Shakes season

    The veteran Chicago actor Larry Yando, best known currently for his annual turn as Ebenezer Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre, will play  King Lear  in a new production of William Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare...
  • 'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago

    'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago
    The new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across...
  • Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'

    Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'
    Carl Kasell, sober-voiced radio newsman-turned-comic foil, will retire from his role as official judge and scorekeeper of the hit NPR comedy-quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Kasell and NPR announced Tuesday. Kasell, a...
  • 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...