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  • Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities

    Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities
    The fall architectural calendar is packed with major events in Chicago, New York and Shanghai. Here are 10 worth watching. Reclaiming the lower Manhattan skyline: More than 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 104-story One World Trade...
  • Foundation trotting out horse statues to honor fallen officers

    Foundation trotting out horse statues to honor fallen officers
    Is that a horse stable outside of Starbucks? Magnificent Mile visitors could be asking that question next month, as installation of at least 50 life-size horse statues begins along Michigan Avenue. The public art project featuring 6-foot-tall, 6-foot-...
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has filled less than half its boat slips, but it's about to make a splash. A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city's...
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
  • 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...
  • REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★

    REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★
    If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
  • Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

    Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne
    Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.    Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
  • Night lights

    Night lights
    There’s only so many days with weather like this in Chicago. Knowing that fact, I’ve tried to make it a point of spending more time outdoors when I’m finished with work rather than retiring home and binge watching another television...
  • 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...
  • 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......