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  • 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...
  • Upcoming events: June 14-19

    Upcoming events: June 14-19
    Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from June 14-19. Playlist on shuffle Some bands focus their shows on the music of one group or genre, See Alice is not one of those bands. Known for their "shuffled playlist" sets, the band is set to...
  • How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?

    How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
  • Chicago reportedly 1 of 3 finalists to host America's Cup

    Chicago reportedly 1 of 3 finalists to host America's Cup
    Chicago, of all places, could host the 2017 America's Cup, thanks, in part, to a 1984 New York Supreme Court decision. San Diego and Bermuda are the other locations on the short list to host sailing's most prestigious competition, according to a BBC...
  • There are so many loving memories of my dad, especially on Father's Day

    I find myself thinking of my youth more and more each day, which I attribute to age. On Father's Day, there are so many loving memories of my dad. My birth was unexpected as it was 15 years after my sister and 13 years after my brother. At the age of 3,...
  • Superintendent McCarthy makes first public appearance since heart scare

    Superintendent McCarthy makes first public appearance since heart scare
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joked to a crowd of newly minted officers Wednesday by equating himself to rock legend Keith Richards, famous for his many brushes with death. Appearing upbeat and healthy during his first public appearance...
  • Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

    Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
    Kaboom. It’s fireworks season again at Navy Pier. They start tonight at 10:15 p.m. and are every Saturday and Wednesday night through Labor Day, according to a statement from Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields. The show is choreographed to music...
  • Group planning Illinois medical marijuana conference next month

    Group planning Illinois medical marijuana conference next month
    As the rules for a state medical marijuana pilot program are being finalized, a group of proponents has announced that a cannabis conference will be held in Chicago in June. A handful of people — including a doctor, a consultant and the vice...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
  • The Ledge at Willis Tower cracked under family

    The Ledge at Willis Tower cracked under family
    For a few very long seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was the pane of glass quickly cracking as he sat on the Ledge on the side of Willis Tower. "I had my palms on the floor and I could feel it...