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  • Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River

    Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River
    A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
  • Fest planner: Aug. 15-17

    Fest planner: Aug. 15-17
    This weekend's fest lineup comes with a bit of a PSA: No need to duck and cover, that whooshing noise overhead is just the Air & Water Show back for a 55th year along Lake Michigan's shores. In addition to fighter jets and parachuters along the lakefront,...
  • Curating curiosity

    Curating curiosity
    To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has less than half of its boat slips filled, but is about to make a splash. A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city'...
  • Still time to get Taste of the Nation tickets

    Tickets are still available for the 26th Taste of the Nation gala, Wednesday evening in Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom. More than 85 top chefs and mixologists will combine their talents for an evening of food, cocktails, wine and beer, along with...
  • Go zen: 5 outdoor yoga spots to try

    Go zen: 5 outdoor yoga spots to try
    Need to work on getting zen due a stressful week? Look no further than these scenic spots for an outdoor yoga session. If you're feeling adventurous, there's even yoga on paddleboards at Montrose, North Avenue and 31st Street beaches. (You must provide...
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014

     William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014
    William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue. "His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
  • Fest planner

    Fest planner: Wicker Park Fest, Beer Camp Across America, more
    You've had a few days to recover from Pitchfork, so you should be plenty rested in time to do the fest thing all over again. The lineup this week includes some perennial favorites: Wicker Park Fest, Jeff Fest and Taste of Lincoln Avenue, plus the debut...
  • Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier

    Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier
    Chicago’s Polk family, which made its name in furniture and appliance retailing, today announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier to help upgrade Gateway Park, the 13-acre green space at the entertainment complex’s western entrance. The park,...
  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....