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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...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Oct. 10-16

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Oct. 10-16
    MONDAY | Jeff Awards: The 46th annual Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards are handed out in a ceremony. 7:30 p.m. at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace; jeffawards.org TUESDAY | "The Submission": In Jeff Talbott's play, produced by...
  • 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...
  • How to get to the Chicago Marathon on CTA

    How to get to the Chicago Marathon on CTA
    The CTA is adding rail service for runners and spectators attending Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will also cause reroutes of about a quarter of the CTA's 120-plus bus lines. The CTA is adding extra service to the Red, Brown, Blue,...
  • Slime, cardboard and more indoor fun for kids

    Slime, cardboard and more indoor fun for kids
    1. Fun with cardboard boxes Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the ChicagoChildren's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs,...
  • Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces

    Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces
    Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.   Bubbles Academy Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
  • Sad move for Navy Pier

    When guests come to town, I have always included a visit to the Smith Museum of Stained Glass on Navy Pier. It is one-of-a-kind and totally Chicago. More retail, as if the Pier needs more shopping options, in lieu of a cultural masterpiece? A very poor...
  • Closing of stained-glass museum a loss for city

    For a city that likes to tout itself as cosmopolitan and the home to many cultural attractions, the closing of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier is most certainly at odds with that ideal. The Smith Museum was, to say the least,...
  • 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: '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...
  • 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...