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Navy Pier

Navy Pier
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  • 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...
  • Taste of the Nation benefit aims to end hunger

    Taste of the Nation benefit aims to end hunger
    It was a food lover's paradise at Taste of the Nation Chicago, a culinary fundraiser to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Held at Navy Pier on Aug. 13, this annual tasting event attracted more than 1,200 people and featured nearly 100...
  • TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings

    TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings
    In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
  • Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne

    Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne
    Former Mayor Jane Byrne made a rare public appearance Friday as Chicago’s main confluence of major highways was renamed in her honor, a nod to her status as the only female ever elected to the city’s top political post. The Circle...
  • Dockmaster ensures smooth sailing for recreational boaters

    For Marko Lucht, what started as a summer job appealed to him so much that it became a career. Today, Lucht, 63, is a dock master at Crowley’s Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Millennium Park full of surprises

     Millennium Park full of surprises
    Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples: Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
  • Pedicab paralysis

    Pedicab paralysis
    Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park. That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...