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  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun...
  • North Coast Music Festival after shows announced, 15+ events scheduled for late August

    North Coast Music Festival after shows announced, 15+ events scheduled for late August
    The 5th annual North Coast Music Festival has announced their official aftershows. More often than not, these aftershows are an opportunity for folks to keep the party going after the festival shuts down for the night.  The entire aftershow list is...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Millennium Park full of surprises

     Millennium Park full of surprises
    Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples: Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
  • $2.6 million raised does a heart good

    $2.6 million raised does a heart good
    More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12. The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
  • Interview: 'SNL' writer Katie Rich splitting her time between Chicago and New York

    Interview: 'SNL' writer Katie Rich splitting her time between Chicago and New York
    Cecily Strong and Katie Rich go back a few years. Before Strong joined the cast of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and was named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” last year, she was an understudy for Rich at Second City's...
  • Phil Vettel: Mother's Day dining recommendations

    Phil Vettel: Mother's Day dining recommendations
    Seems like just last week we were dealing with Easter, doesn't it? Well, the other big Sunday for dining is just 10 days away, and Chicago's restaurants, as always, are ready. Acadia: A la carte Mother's Day brunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner...
  • Spring break: Divvy sets new single-day record

    Spring break: Divvy sets new single-day record
    If you thought Saturday was a great day for a bike ride, you weren’t alone. With temperatures reaching 80 degrees, Divvy — Chicago’s bike-sharing program — broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 rides. The previous...
  • Man at Navy Pier construction office accidentally shoots himself

    Man at Navy Pier construction office accidentally shoots himself
    A man is believed to have accidentally shot himself in the hand at a construction office at Navy Pier this afternoon, police said. The man, age 45 to 40, was in a construction office in the area of 600 E. Grand Avenue when he shot himself in the...
  • Sports stars go to bat for Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

    Sports stars go to bat for Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    Harry Caray's Restaurant Group once again teamed up with sports stars from the past and present (and a former “Desperate Housewives” actor) for the newest addition to the Harry Caray family. The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, former Blackhawk...
  • Slaying of boy, 16: 'People that stole his life had no reason'

    Slaying of boy, 16: 'People that stole his life had no reason'
    Family and friends expressed frustration and despair Sunday over the death of Michael Flournoy, a sophomore at Simeon High School with no arrest record, who was shot and killed Saturday night near where one relative said his cousin was shot and killed a...