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  • Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event

    Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event
    The Chicago Fire Department welcomed a class of new firefighters and paramedics today, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanking the recruits ahead of time for "the moment you step forward individually, as a team, as a family where there is chaos and confusion."...
  • Northern lights sightings possible in Chicago Friday

    The northern lights might be coming to Chicago tonight and they're not playing at Riot Fest.  A large "coronal mass ejection"—the technical term for a bunch of charged photons from the sun jetting toward earth—that occured Wednesday will hit...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall

    Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall
    For once, be glad you're toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. Congratulate yourselves for avoiding the summer crowds and grabbing a great deal...
  • Dilapidated walkways under North Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville are appalling

    Having just moved from the South Side to the North, and having been spoiled by the elegant new pedestrian underpasses in Jackson Park, I am appalled by the dilapidated walkways under North Lake Shore Drive at Streeterville, between Navy Pier and Oak...
  • REVIEW: 'King Lear' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★½

    REVIEW: 'King Lear' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★½
    Barbara Gaines' raw and visceral Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of "King Lear" begins, poorly, with the titular monarch, he who hath ever but slenderly known himself, fast-forwarding through the songs of Frank Sinatra. Smashing his plastic...
  • Expo Chicago offers diverse opportunities for aspiring art collectors

    Expo Chicago offers diverse opportunities for aspiring art collectors
    At their worst, art fairs appear as little more than consumer-driven, see-and-be-seen, hypermarketed affairs catering to rich people. To anyone not entrenched in that scene — dealer or adviser, artist or collector, curator or critic — they can...
  • Meet Patrick Kane at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

    Meet Patrick Kane at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    Harry Caray’s famous investors are lending more than just their money to the new 7th Inning Stretch location in Water Tower Place. Patrick Kane will appear Sept. 14 at the Chicago Sports Museum, located inside 7th Inning Stretch. The Blackhawks...
  • Jackie Robinson West loses final but wins hearts

    Jackie Robinson West loses final but wins hearts
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team that stole the hearts of Chicago isn't going away any time soon. Despite the 8-4 loss to South Korea in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game, the celebration of the...