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  • Body found on Whiting beach may be missing boater

    Body found on Whiting beach may be missing boater
    A body that washed up on a beach in Whiting, Ind. could be a man who disappeared when a boat sank in Lake Michigan in May, claiming the lives of a Chicago attorney and an Arlington Heights woman, authorities said. “There is some suspicion that...
  • Dockmaster ensures smooth sailing for recreational boaters

    For Marko Lucht, what started as a summer job appealed to him so much that it became a career. Today, Lucht, 63, is a dock master at Crowley’s Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
  • Meet Patrick Kane at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

    Meet Patrick Kane at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    Harry Caray’s famous investors are lending more than just their money to the new 7th Inning Stretch location in Water Tower Place. Patrick Kane will appear Sept. 14 at the Chicago Sports Museum, located inside 7th Inning Stretch. The Blackhawks...
  • Jackie Robinson West one win short of title but still U.S. champs

    Jackie Robinson West one win short of title but still U.S. champs
    "Run through a wall for each other. Stop caring so much and have a ball out there." Jackie Robinson West manager Darold Butler pushed all the right buttons, including that in-game speech Sunday, to help lift his team to the Little League World Series...
  • 10 things you might not know about tattoos

    10 things you might not know about tattoos
    The Body Art Expo, which bills itself as the world's largest tattoo convention, has set up shop this weekend on family-friendly Navy Pier. Tattoos have come a long way since being a sure sign of irresponsible behavior or youthful mistakes. Here are 10...
  • Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists

    Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
  • Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...
  • Cannabis conference at Navy Pier this weekend

    Cannabis conference at Navy Pier this weekend
    A group of medical professionals, grassroots criminal justice activists and public officials will gather in Navy Pier this weekend to discuss and debate issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana, officials said. The Chicago Cannabis Conference...
  • 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...
  • The Byrne Ballroom seems about right to me

     
    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza surrounding Buckingham...
  • Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......