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  • Arlington Heights woman identified as victim of boat accident

     Arlington Heights woman identified as victim of boat accident
    The body pulled from Lake Michigan nearly a month after a fatal boating incident has been identified as an Arlington Heights woman. Megan Blenner, 27, was found in the water near Navy Pier on June 28, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's...
  • Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence
    Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again. As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...
  • William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014

     William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014
    William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue. "His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
  • Project Onward provides path for adult artists with mental disabilities

    Project Onward provides path for adult artists with mental disabilities
    Portrait slams — think artwork rather than poetry — have become a signature of Project Onward, a nonprofit Bridgeport studio and gallery that supports the career development of over 30 artists who have mental health challenges. The...
  • Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice

    Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice
    For Friends of Prentice's 28th annual gala at Navy Pier on June 14, more than 700 guests enjoyed "Some Enchanted Evening," the delightful theme for an event that raised funds to improve the quality of health care for women and infants. The black-tie...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup

    Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup
    The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough. That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected. Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...