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  • Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River

    Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River
    A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has less than half of its boat slips filled, but is about to make a splash. A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city'...
  • REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★

    REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★
    If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
  • Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

    Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne
    Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.    Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
  • Night lights

    Night lights
    There’s only so many days with weather like this in Chicago. Knowing that fact, I’ve tried to make it a point of spending more time outdoors when I’m finished with work rather than retiring home and binge watching another television...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For Larry Yando, a full career amid the tyrants and misers

    For Larry Yando, a full career amid the tyrants and misers
    To play King Lear is to confront the possibility of being unloved and ill-used in your dementia-ridden old age. To play Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" is to stare into your own grave in front of a family audience. Many have played the lead in...
  • Divvy faces growing pains in Chicago

    Divvy faces growing pains in Chicago
    One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues. Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...
  • The Divvy blues: Bike-sharing program facing growing pains

    The Divvy blues: Bike-sharing program facing growing pains
    One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues. Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...
  • Charles Tillman to Fox's Corey McPherrin: 'You look like a sex-on-the-beach guy'

    Charles Tillman to Fox's Corey McPherrin: 'You look like a sex-on-the-beach guy'
    Charles Tillman has Corey McPherrin all figured out. The Bears’ cornerback visited Fox Chicago’s “Good Day Chicago” Tuesday – which is co-hosted by McPherrin, a former Fox Chicago sports anchor – to promote his...