| Jul 16, 2014
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.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
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.
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:42 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:19 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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.