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  • How Chicagoans can shape their city's future

    How Chicagoans can shape their city's future
    Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck. This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
  • 'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit

    'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit
    Shailene Woodley is known for her "alternative" lifestyle: The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in "Divergent" — has said during interviews that she makes her own medicine and cheese and collects mountain spring...
  • On The Theater Loop, something new for opera lovers

    With John von Rhein's four-star review of "The Barber of Seville" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, we're adding the world of opera to The Theater Loop. Check back often for news and reviews of opera, both in Chicago and beyond.  We're happy to bring you...
  • Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs

    Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is. The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field. "The opportunity to create...
  • 'Motown' to head to Motor City after six months max in Chicago

    'Motown' to head to Motor City after six months max in Chicago
    The national touring company of "Motown: The Musical" will exit Chicago after no more than six months and head to Detroit and elsewhere, the producers announced on Thursday.  The show, which begins its first national tour in Chicago on Apr. 22 at the...
  • Chicago Spire developer gets funding, wants to resume project

    Chicago Spire developer gets funding, wants to resume project
    The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project. In papers filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Thursday,...
  • Cop: 'NATO 3' suspects wanted to bomb Obama's headquarters

    Cop: 'NATO 3' suspects wanted to bomb Obama's headquarters
    An undercover Chicago police officer, asked for his interpretation of critical undercover recordings in the trial of the so-called NATO 3, testified Thursday that he believed two of the three defendants wanted to use pipe bombs on the Loop tower that...
  • Chicago Spire gets investor

    Seven years ago, the planned Chicago Spire was touted nationally as an architectural game changer in the city's skyline. In more recent years, the large hole in the ground that was to be the beginning of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere...
  • Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots

    Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots
    Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood. After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
  • Questions of science, gender and generations

    Questions of science, gender and generations
    Elizabeth Ledo has, for all the years I've been watching her, been cast mostly in puckish roles. Short of stature but an emotional well with an infectious personality, she has been tapped by Chicago theater for a veritable plethora of wry sprites, droll...
  • Edwin C. Pendrys, fast food operator, 1925-2014

     Edwin C. Pendrys, fast food operator, 1925-2014
    Edwin C. Pendrys summed up his career in "Memoirs of a Fast Food Man," an appropriate title for the operator of the several Burger King restaurants in the Chicago area who also ran House of Sandwich and Speedy Burger. Yet given the scope of Mr. Pendrys'...