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With Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to turn into a hurricane and menace the Republican National Convention in Tampa early next week, Republicans must make a decision. They could just get sloshed on rum, margaritas and whiskey and ride out the storm...
Like at least one of them has been doing almost every morning since March, Mason Fidino and Kelvin Limbrick are standing in a flat, grassy patch north of Lincoln Park's nature museum, looking intently at sky and trees and listening like, well, hawks. ...
As historic types, Chicago aldermen do not lack for color. But despite the height of the bar for eccentricity on the City of Chicago's council, Ald. John Coughlin vaults over it with ease. In his time around the turn of the last century — a time...
"People in Chicago no longer will have to deal with an opera company director with an English accent," jokes Andreas Mitisek. "Now all they will have to adjust to is dealing with one with an Austrian accent!" In fact, the change of regime at Chicago...
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door. And dinner was...
You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
'Boss' filming wraps in Chicago, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis coming to Wrigley Field, Pitchfork sightingsIf you followed Kelsey Grammer’s time in the Chicago area filming Season 2 of cable network Starz’s “Boss,” you likely know the five-time Emmy-winning actor had his wife’s name tattooed on his hip in April at Insight...
Malcolm London is young, black and talented, and that is a guarantee of nothing these days. But he says, "I do not do what I do for money. I come from a place with no money and don't expect I will ever have a lot of it. But I think that being a teacher...
Now that holiday madness is upon us, here are a few rest stops whose seasonal decor will put you in a festive mood. And if not, there's always spiked eggnog. Butch McGuire's: Division Street mayhem meets Currier & Ives at this Gold Coast watering hole,...
The people, mostly from the partnering Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake County Forest Preserve District, were scientists, public-relations specialists, photojournalists, even an intern, all of them, at times, watching the reptiles like hawks, though with the...
More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer. Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
The holidays always seem to come too soon and leave too early. One minute you're wailing that the stores are playing "Jingle Bell Rock" at Halloween, the next you're whimpering that it's Jan. 2 and you never really felt the holiday spirit. By "you," I...
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