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Chicago Tribune reporterJoe Griffith thought he could get the better of Lake Michigan. In the late 1950s, the lifeguard tried four times to swim the 38 miles from Chicago to Michigan City, Ind. Through the years, he faced stomach cramps, indigestion, 15-foot waves, navigation...
Tribune reportersLake Shore Drive and Interstate Highway 55 near McCormick Place will be closed during the NATO summit, federal and Chicago officials announced today. In addition to the highways, the security measures for the summit also will close significant portions...
On one of my days off, I decided to take my "resident" cap off and do Chicago's most touristy things possible. I hopped on a trolley, waited in lines with the throngs at Garrett Popcorn and did that thing at the "Bean" where you stand back and pretend...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne and Hal Dardick at 11:03 a.m.; updated at 2:21 p.m. The number of liquor licenses would more than double on Chicago Park District property along the lakefront under a proposal Mayor Richard Daley introduced today. Daley......
Tribune staff reporterFor the fourth time, Montgomery Ward was entangled in a lawsuit over the destiny of the lakefront. For the fourth--and, as it turned out, the last--time, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Ward's position. Grant Park must remain clear of buildings, the...
Tribune architecture criticEverybody knows the sinking feeling you get after you shake hands on a deal, then realize you've been snookered. It might happen at a used car lot. And now, as Chicagoans may be coming to realize, it can also happen when your mayor signs off on a massive...
Tags: Politics, Sports, Chicago Bears, Regional Authority, Contracts
Tribune Architecture CriticThe more things dribble out about the Soldier Field deal -- things the Chicago Bears and the Daley administration were careful to downplay or conceal when they began their hurry-up offense to pass the plan last fall -- the more it is apparent that what is...
Tags: Sports, Defense, George Ryan, Travel, Grant Park
"The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...
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Sep 13, 1998 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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