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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Ellen,' 'Wendy Williams' and 'Live With Kelly & Michael' Among Strong Syndie Starters

    Some of daytime's most popular talkshows are off to strong ratings starts this fall, with "Ellen" having its best premiere-week ever and "Live With Kelly & Michael" attracting its largest opening-frame audience in seven years. Also, "Wendy Williams"...