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Roger Ebert's Birthday Marked With Millennium Park Tribute

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

On what would have been Roger Ebert's 71st birthday, Chicago's Millennium Park is opening the park's latest installment with a tribute to the beloved ...

10 Relaxing City Parks For Urban Stress Relief

Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel

It's safe to say that urban life is stressful. Scientists have found that city dwellers tend to be more stressed and have higher incidences of mood di...

Really Good Art

Paul Klein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I've been waiting for the opening of Jun Kaneko's ceramic sculptures at Millennium Park. There are two powerful bodies of work on view. The new work has a playfulness that will engage a broader audience. I'm eager to see how the public interacts with them.

Artwork Is Work

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.

In Praise Of The Bean

Daniel Maidman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I haven't been back to Chicago since 1996. Among the things I've missed was the creation of Millennium Park, and with it, of the Bean, a 100-ton sta...

Exploring Chicago's Lakefront From Lincoln Park To Grant Park

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

Enjoy numerous recreational activities, first-rate shopping and untamed nature within the city limits.

Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Mark Nilsson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Chicago
Mark Nilsson

The summer is getting away from us! We've now entered August and the clock is ticking to get out and enjoy the great weather in this living and breathing city.

Paris Opera Ballet Opens Its American Tour in Chicago, Then Heads to New York

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Elysabeth Alfano

It seems that Chicago's reputation as being the second city may be on its way out. After a 15 year absence from the U.S, the Paris Opera Ballet, the oldest ballet company in existence, opened its American tour at Chicago's Harris Theate.

Windy City Travel Plans? Read Our Guide To Chicago Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Dorothy Gannon | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Chicago can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've ...

Cool Ways To Beat The Heat In Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At this point, it's getting a little hard to remember why we're supposed to love the summer heat so much. We know that snow and sleet were here just a...

'Suspicious Package' Evacuated Millennium Park - What Was It?

AP | Posted 09.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say an 18-year-old has been charged after police found a suspicious package that forced the evacuation of Chicago'...

Three Teens Charged In Downtown Hate Crime

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

Three teenagers were charged with a felony hate crime and a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault in a public place Friday after they were accused o...

Chicago's Best Picnic Spots & Nearby Takeout Options

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

Whether you're looking to have a romantic date or a rendezvous with friends, a picnic is a cheap, fun way to soak up the infrequent nice weather in Ch...

This Week On The Cheap: Free Iron And Wine Concert, Outdoor Yoga

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

While the beaches, the festivals and the weather are all great things about Chicago in the summer, it's also the best time to take advantage of free o...

Layoffs At Chicago's Department Of Cultural Affairs A Cause For Concern

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the Mayor's Office of Special Events has been spearheading the drive to privatize the city's biggest free music festivals in Grant Park, the Dal...

LACE UP: A Guide To Chicago's Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The forecast is calling for snow this weekend, making it a picture-perfect time time to lace up your skates and hit the ice. From Millennium Park to ...

Increased Security At Millennium Park Kid Sister Show Raises Some Eyebrows

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Anyone that attended last Monday's Kid Sister show at the Prtizker Pavilion in Millennium Park was met with an unusually large showing of police force...

Jazz Festival Bringing Big Talent To The Lakefront This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a year where city events are being cut left and right due to budget shortfalls (July 3 fireworks, anyone?), the Chicago Jazz Festival has pulled of...

Be a Part of the Solution: Celebrate Chicagoans' Actions in Addressing Climate Change

Suzanne Malec-McKenna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Suzanne Malec-McKenna

Beat the heat and save cold hard cash! For most Chicago residents, the summer months spark higher electricity and water use, which leads to higher mo...

Potentially Quieter Day

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

That was how I thought that I would mange to get over the stresses of the last few week. I managed to get a quiet few minutes in the sun at lunchtime -- bliss.

Memorial Day weekend

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Chicago has been invaded by visitors, and by its own residents I guess as well. The city is en fête big time. And with the coming, and already pres...

Kid Sister on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Kid Sister stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at The Hideout, in Chicago, to talk about her debut CD, her career and her life in Chicago.

Millennium Park Seating Should Be Reserved For Chicago Residents: Alderman

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fed up with suburbanites who park their fannies in Millennium Park's 4,000 seats, a Northwest Side alderman on Wednesday suggested preferential seatin...

Cultural Transformation: '00s Clock In Big Changes For Chicago

chicagotribune.com | Mark Caro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You would have needed a powerful crystal ball if you were standing at the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive on Jan. 1, 2000, trying to glimps...

Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink Opening Delayed

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wet weather is postponing the start of ice-skating season at Millennium Park. City officials announced Wednesday they are pushing back today's schedu...