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  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • 'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier

    'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier
    By the time Walker Stalker Con takes place February 21 and 22 at Navy Pier, one of the current "Walking Dead" cast members expected to attend might be an ex-cast member. The convention is inspired by the hit AMC zombie drama, which is known for...
  • Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago

    Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago
    You can call this version of Shaquille O’Neal “Shaqasso.” The retired four-time NBA Champion – who gave himself the nickname, as he is known to do – appeared Thursday at Expo Chicago at Navy Pier to discuss the exhibit he...
  • Channel 9's Rich King expanding his library, aims to downsize condo

    Channel 9's Rich King expanding his library, aims to downsize condo
    WGN-Ch. 9 sportscaster Rich King has listed his three-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville for $999,900. Through Eckhartz Press, King, 67, this week has published his second book, "Back in the Game," about his...
  • REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★
    The Isango Ensemble's touring production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1791 opera "The Magic Flute" (or "Impempe Yomlingo") has been a hit in London and many other parts of the world. One understands why. This production makes the argument — with...
  • Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site

     Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site
    Cassandra Francis' goal is to convince anyone who will listen that the proposed site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is not a done deal. The group Francis leads, Friends of the Parks, is organizing a petition drive and letter-writing campaign...
  • Old badge gets new life for firefighting family

    Old badge gets new life for firefighting family
    Ryan Franzen always knew he'd become a Chicago firefighter. His father, Jim Franzen, was a Chicago firefighter. And his grandfather Richard Franzen died in the line of duty. "He was hurt after a fire in Englewood. He was holding on to the truck and...
  • Police: Body found in lake in Streeterville

    Police: Body found in lake in Streeterville
    A body was pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the Streeterville neighborhood. A man's body was found in the water at 10:04 a.m. near Navy Pier, in the 500 block of East Grand Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose...
  • Stained glass museum closing at Navy Pier

    Stained glass museum closing at Navy Pier
    In a dimly lit Festival Hall at Navy Pier, two movers gently hoist a stained glass panel from a display case with gloved hands and pack it into a crate for safekeeping until light can shine through it once more. Many of the display cases at the Smith...
  • Goodbye stained glass

    I was disappointed to read about the removal of the stained glass windows from Navy Pier.  The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows was a cultural oasis. It was something I always recommended as a "must see" to any visitor at Navy Pier. I commended the...
  • Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...