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  • 'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit

    'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit
    Shailene Woodley is known for her "alternative" lifestyle: The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in "Divergent" — has said during interviews that she makes her own medicine and cheese and collects mountain spring...
  • What keeps all-weather cyclists going?

    What keeps all-weather cyclists going?
    Melissa Manak 29, Rogers Park Commute: Six miles to 20 miles round-trip, "depending on where I'm going." Can't-live-without gear: Leggings and tops with fleece under the fabric; a long, heavy coat; Bern helmet with a liner. Craziest weather you've...
  • Navy Pier Flyover to begin construction next week

    Navy Pier Flyover to begin construction next week
    Construction on the Navy Pier Flyover -- intended to provide a safer route for lakefront trail users -- is set to begin next week, according to city officials. One of the most congested segments of the lakefront trail is near Navy Pier. The flyover will...
  • Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser

    Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser
    The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija were on hand for Kerry Wood’s Woody’s Winter Warm-Up fundraiser Friday at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, but it was former Cub Mark Prior who guests seemed most...
  • How Chicagoans can shape their city's future

    How Chicagoans can shape their city's future
    Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck. This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
  • Review: "Zoom Room" at Chicago Children's Museum

    Review: "Zoom Room" at Chicago Children's Museum
    Childrens’ museum curator must be the world’s greatest profession. Hit upon the right idea, and your patrons not only admire the exhibit, they ask if they can, “Stay here all day, and all night tonight, too.” That’s what my...
  • Final 'Divergent' trailer released

    Final 'Divergent' trailer released
    That sound you hear across the world and Chicago in particular is, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!" It's because the final, full trailer for "Divergent" is out, as if excitement for the Chicago-set dystopian action flick (adapted from Veronica Roth's bestselling...
  • 'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover

    'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover
    As legend has it, iO co-founder Charna Halpern was nearing the end of her annual search for potential “Saturday Night Live” cast members when she spotted Cecily Strong working the iO box office one night on her way out. Halpern encouraged...
  • 'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago

    'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago
    Get ready to welcome the stars of “Divergent” back to Chicago. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort are scheduled to attend the Chicago red carpet premiere of “Divergent” March 4 at Showplace Icon movie theater in the...
  • Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'

    Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'
    Carl Kasell, sober-voiced radio newsman-turned-comic foil, will retire from his role as official judge and scorekeeper of the hit NPR comedy-quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Kasell and NPR announced Tuesday. Kasell, a...
  • Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail

    Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...