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  • Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

    Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
    Kaboom. It’s fireworks season again at Navy Pier. They start tonight at 10:15 p.m. and are every Saturday and Wednesday night through Labor Day,¬†according to a statement from Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields. The show is choreographed to music...
  • How accessible is the CTA?

    How accessible is the CTA?
    There are certain CTA stations that seem almost impossible to navigate, even if you are in good shape. Take the Sheridan Red Line stop, for example. The stairwell is narrow and is known to get slick with puddles after rain. Or the Central Purple Line...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Meet Patrick Kane at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

    Meet Patrick Kane at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    Harry Caray’s famous investors are lending more than just their money to the new 7th Inning Stretch location in Water Tower Place. Patrick Kane will appear Sept. 14 at the Chicago Sports Museum, located inside 7th Inning Stretch. The Blackhawks...