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  • A Red Orchid inks deals with Broadway producer

    A Red Orchid inks deals with Broadway producer
    A Red Orchid Theatre, a longtime fixture of Chicago's Off Loop community, announced Thursday that it has established a new partnership with the New York-based Bisno Productions, aimed at transferring some A Red Orchid productions to New York under the...
  • 'Sox vs Cubs': Rivalry as an exhibit

     'Sox vs Cubs': Rivalry as an exhibit
    First, a confession: I prefer the Sox, but if the Cubs are having a decent year, I'll root for them too. I know it's heresy to say so around here, but I'm mostly a fan of good local baseball, no matter whether the uniform is black and the ballpark...
  • Sterling Bay buys Oprah's West Side Harpo campus for $30.5 million

    Sterling Bay buys Oprah's West Side Harpo campus for $30.5 million
    Fast-growing Chicago-based real estate developer Sterling Bay Cos. recently closed on its acquisition of the four-building West Side facility of the production company founded by Oprah Winfrey, paying a combined $30.5 million in five different land...
  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades

    Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades
    Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s. Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
  • Blackline shuttle debuts regular service

    Blackline shuttle debuts regular service
    Kara Kilmer boarded the bus at Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road in Lakeview and checked her phone as she sat in her leather seat. To her left, another rider worked on his laptop using the bus' WiFi. There were only a few other commuters, so the Monday...
  • Emanuel's message to grads: We want you back

    Emanuel's message to grads: We want you back
    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a message to three sets of graduating high school seniors Saturday: Come back to Chicago to settle down after finishing your post-secondary plans. Bouncing across the city to attend three graduations, Emanuel...
  • Support shown for expanding State Street special tax district

    Support shown for expanding State Street special tax district
    Some of the Loop's heavy hitters turned out to a community meeting Wednesday to voice support for expanding a special taxing area that would bring extra services like street cleaning and landscaping to a larger swath of downtown — a plan opposed...
  • Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?

    Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?
    MTV’s “The Real World” could be headed back to Chicago, more than 10 years after the reality series filmed in Wicker Park. Assuming the production receives city approval, the show would be based at 1100 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop,...
  • Free Wi-Fi service Gowex arrives in Chicago

    Free Wi-Fi service Gowex arrives in Chicago
    A new free Wi-Fi service has popped up in downtown Chicago. Gowex, a Madrid-based telecommunications company, launched a local network this week with 450 Wi-Fi hot spots, covering neighborhoods from the Loop to Lakeview with its ad-supported service....
  • Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid

    Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid
    Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...