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  • Circle Interchange too iconic to be renamed

    Circle Interchange too iconic to be renamed
    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 a park, street, building,...
  • 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...
  • Hancock's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge

    Hancock's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge
    Step into the new Tilt! attraction on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center and at first nothing happens. You are holding big metal bars. You are peering through a full-length window. But you know what is about to occur, and your insides, you are...
  • 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...
  • Jose Contreras takes a loss on Gold Coast condo

    Jose Contreras takes a loss on Gold Coast condo
    Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Wednesday sold his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $825,000. A Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox’s 2005 World Series-winning team, Contreras, 42,...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Pedicab paralysis

    Pedicab paralysis
    Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park. That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...
  • Interview: Afrojack charts an upbeat course for himself

    Interview: Afrojack charts an upbeat course for himself
    Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack pegged the crowd at 3,000 for Jennifer Lopez's June 20 performance on “Good Morning America” in New York. Afrojack, who collaborated with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer on the 2011 hit “Give Me Everything,”...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Woman's body found in lake east of Navy Pier

    Woman's body found in lake east of Navy Pier
    The Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit pulled a woman's body from Lake Michigan this evening, police said. The body was recovered about 6:15 Saturday evening, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Stacey Cooper said. A...