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  • Project Onward provides path for adult artists with mental disabilities

    Project Onward provides path for adult artists with mental disabilities
    Portrait slams — think artwork rather than poetry — have become a signature of Project Onward, a nonprofit Bridgeport studio and gallery that supports the career development of over 30 artists who have mental health challenges. The...
  • 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,...
  • Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence
    Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again. As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...
  • GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland

    GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland
    Minnesota may have 10,000 of 'em, but Chicago's is the most sublime — at least according to the July issue of GQ, which named Lake Michigan as the best beach in the heartland. Just in time for July 4th weekend, the July issue waxes poetic about our...
  • Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show

    Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show
    Navy Pier filled to capacity more than two hours before the scheduled start of fireworks there, officials said. Anyone who's already on the pier can stay to view the fireworks, but if they leave, they won't be let back on, according to a release from...
  • Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice

    Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice
    For Friends of Prentice's 28th annual gala at Navy Pier on June 14, more than 700 guests enjoyed "Some Enchanted Evening," the delightful theme for an event that raised funds to improve the quality of health care for women and infants. The black-tie...
  • Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup

    Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup
    The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough. That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected. Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...
  • Police: 2 women attacked with hammer near Navy Pier

    Police: 2 women attacked with hammer near Navy Pier
    Police are questioning a suspect after two 55-year-old women were struck in the face with a hammer near Navy Pier, authorities said. The women were walking on the lake shore bike path in the 500 block of North Lake Shore Drive when a man approached them...
  • Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel

    Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel
    Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday. Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
  • Arlington Heights woman identified as victim of boat accident

     Arlington Heights woman identified as victim of boat accident
    The body pulled from Lake Michigan nearly a month after a fatal boating incident has been identified as an Arlington Heights woman. Megan Blenner, 27, was found in the water near Navy Pier on June 28, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's...
  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun...