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  • Four Hours in ... River North

    Four Hours in ... River North
    Tourists hitting Chicago may opt for the Loop or Mag Mile, but not far from either you’ll find River North, an urban quadrant with a decidedly upscale flair. Home to eateries run by Rick Bayless and some legendary pizzerias, River North is a foodie mecca. But there’s plenty more to explore on foot. Here are five picks for unique things to do and see if you have a few hours to yourself in River North. 
  • Think tank

    Chicago video game developer leads the way in free-to-play console gaming
    The developers behind "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" often hear the same familiar line from Xbox owners who've downloaded and played the online tank combat game. "They say, 'OK, this demo is great, but when is it actually coming out?' And we're...

    Harold Gerstein, dentist, 1922-2014

    Harold Gerstein, dentist, 1922-2014
    Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics. He never applied for patents for those devices, his...

    Design biennial promises to bring world of ideas to Chicago

     Design biennial promises to bring world of ideas to Chicago
    The torrent of architectural news in the last few weeks — the Lucas Museum, Wrigley Field signs, plans for a new skyscraper — has obscured what may turn out to be the biggest story of all: Chicago's push to host an architecture biennial next...

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...