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  • 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...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • Chicago to welcome its first Great American Lobster Fest

    Chicago to welcome its first Great American Lobster Fest
    Break out the plastic bibs: Chicago will welcome its first outdoor lobster fest this summer. The Great American Lobster Fest, planned for August 16 and 17 at Navy Pier, sounds like one of the few reasons we'd brave that half-mile-long tourist trap. ...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Flower & Garden Show comes to Navy Pier

     Chicago Flower & Garden Show comes to Navy Pier
    Sure, Mother Nature has been metaphorically pelting us with slush balls for months. But here's an opportunity to take the sting out of our Viking winter: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is coming. The show runs Saturday through March 23 at Navy Pier....
  • There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project

    There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project
    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...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • Routes, rates: Summer water taxi service

    Routes, rates: Summer water taxi service
    Spring weather isn't a sure thing in Chicago—but Chicago water taxis are determined to make spring a shore thing. Shoreline Water Taxi began its commuter service Monday between Erie Street and Willis Tower. The Wendella boats, which travel to...
  • 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...
  • X Games medalist snowboards on Lake Michigan

    X Games medalist snowboards on Lake Michigan
    Red Bull athlete Louie Vito competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics; he’s an X Games medalist and an ESPN co-host. And he was in Chicago just a few weeks ago to take advantage of the snowy weather. (Hey, at least someone has found a positive side to...