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CityscapesIn San Francisco, they’re called “parklets.” In Chicago, the name is “people spots.” Whatever term you use, these miniature parks and plazas are about to get a trial run here. The concept, backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor
An early spring will bring not only May flowers to the farmers markets this year, but also an abundance of farm-fresh produce earlier than usual, while preparations for Chicago's first NATO summit will delay two downtown markets. The Daley Plaza...
Tags: Chicago Loop, NATO Summit, Pilsen, Marketing, Chicago
RedEyeWhen Jackalope Theatre Company stages the world premiere of "The Last Duck" on Thursday and Friday, playwright Lucas Neff probably won't breathe a sigh of relief. "I'm an expectant parent," Neff said during a recent chat at the Coffee Studio in...
Western Avenue may not be Chicago's most beautiful street, but local artist and architect Jane Sloss thinks that it is the city's most revealing. That's why the 31-year-old Andersonville-based artist decided to paint 24 watercolor paintings, one to...
"Just so everyone knows," Tom Martin announced to all in the diner, "it's this gentleman's fault that I'll be singing a song." On the word "this," Martin gestured to me. Sitting at the counter alone, like a duck in the cross hairs, I suffered the judging...
Tags: Restaurants, Cancer, Pancakes, Sausages, Foods and Beverages
We've gathered some more stories about people who saw a need or faced a challenge, and created a solution for our "Problem? No Problem!" series. Here are their stories. —Jenniffer Weigel, Tribune Newspapers (Got your own story? Send it to us at...
Tags: Healthy Diet, Washington, DC, Human Interest
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
In the two weeks since we reported on the Illinois Department of Public Health nearly shutting down local artisan Nice Cream maker Kris Swanberg, many have come to her defense. Swanberg still can not sell her goods in local Whole Foods or make new ice...
Tags: Elections, Chicago, Whole Foods Market, Ice Cream, Politics
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