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  • A memo from Chicago's new data-gathering sensors

    A memo from Chicago's new data-gathering sensors
    When I heard about Chicago's new plan to gather "big data" by installing sensors all across the city, I felt a little nervous. Then I got this memo. Now I feel just fine. Sort of. Greetings Chicagoans and visitors to Chicago: I'm a light-pole-...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014

    Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014
    Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years. "There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
  • Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app

    Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app
    More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters. Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
  • When to relinquish priority seating

    Thank you for your column highlighting the lack of civility on the “L.” May I add a note of frustration related to my commute to and from the Loop by bus based on my experiences after knee-replacement surgery. Young men are among the last to...
  • Langham hopes to build second hotel in Chicago

    Langham hopes to build second hotel in Chicago
    The Hong Kong-based parent company of the luxury Langham hotel in Chicago is looking to build a second hotel here after losing a bid to buy Oprah's studios in the West Loop and construct one there, Langham Hospitality Group CEO Bob Warman said in an...
  • Chicago video game developer leads the way in free-to-play console gaming

    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...
  • Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium

    Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams pocket fees despite Taste cancellation

    Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams pocket fees despite Taste cancellation
    Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play. According to their contracts...