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  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...
  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • Summer Roadtrip Reading

    Summer Roadtrip Reading
    Summer road travelers in the Midwest who prefer exploring offbeat attractions along the way rather than simply driving from point A to point B can find some treats in the following books. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'

    Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'
    Patrick Fahy Executive pastry chef, Trump International Hotel and Tower 401 N. Wabash Ave. Patrick Fahy, 34, was born in Rogers Park into a family of five. Mom's specialties were meatloaf and corn chowder with bacon, dad's was French omelets. He...
  • 'Big City' comes with some big names attached

     'Big City' comes with some big names attached
    "I think," said David Schwimmer over breakfast the other day, "that this may be one of the funniest plays Lookingglass has ever done." Frankly, that's not a high bar. One associates Lookingglass with drama, insight and beauty, for sure. But raucous...
  • Griffin Theatre's plans for new home remain stranded

    Griffin Theatre's plans for new home remain stranded
    Some big new theaters cost tens of millions of dollars — even more than a decade ago, the new Goodman Theatre in the Loop cost $46 million. The new Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis cost in the region of $125 million in 2006. In Washington, D.C., the...
  • At Lookingglass, a tiger tale set in Iraq

    At Lookingglass, a tiger tale set in Iraq
    Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost? That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
  • CTA No. 33 bus to stop running March 29

    CTA No. 33 bus to stop running March 29
    The CTA said it is discontinuing a bus route it operates between the Clybourn and Western Metra stations during morning rush hour after the CTA and Metra could not come to agreement about Metra paying more for the service. The No. 33 Mag Mile Express...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • Twelve New Year's resolutions to make Roland Park a cleaner, greener and safer place to live [Hudson's Corner Column]

    We are fortunate to live in a green area of the city with fine schools, spacious homes and a strong sense of community. The new year begins a fresh slate. To improve the area, we might adopt a dozen resolutions. 1. Clean up our "lanes" (aka alleys).  To...