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Lookingglass' Moby Dick: Visual Magic, Superb Performances Create a Victory at Sea

6 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Abelson and Fleming as Ishmael and Queequeg. Photo by Liz Lauren. Lookingglass Theatre's new production of Moby Dick gives a modern infusion of energy and fluidity to Herman Melville's 19th century whaling tale. The sprawling 700-page novel is smartly encapsulated...

Spirit Tea: Aiming To Bring Truly Great Tea To Chicago

Can Spirit Tea bring consistently great tea to restaurants and cafes in Chicago? [ more › ]

Free Will Astrology: Week of June 25, 2015

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): During my regular hikes along my favorite trails, I’ve gotten to know the local boulders quite intimately. It might sound daft, but I’ve come to love them. I’ve even given some of them names. They symbolize stability and constancy to me. When I gaze at them or sit on […]

Today's Weather: Beautiful Day

After a rough Monday filled with severe storms and heavy humidity, our area will get a break and enjoy a much more mild and sunny day. [ more › ]

Lessons on Building Company Culture from the Chicago Blackhawks

Winning a championship in any professional sport is a war of attrition. Getting to the top in the National Hockey League takes added resolve and finesse. An 80-game season alone takes its toll on teams. Then there is the regrouping for...Show More Summary

The Royal Ballet's "Don Quixote" and Celebration Gala (PHOTOS)

It was a royal week for Chicago when The Royal Ballet, Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, came into town (oh yeah, and that time the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup) after a 37-year-absence bringing their critically-acclaimed performance of Carlos Acosta's "Don Quixote". Show More Summary

Gloria and Emilio Estefan's "On Your Feet" Renews Faith in the American Dream

On Your Feet!, the musical of the life and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan now playing at the Oriental Theatre through July 5, reminds me of one of my favorite lessons: You are never going to be any better than yourself. And the moment...Show More Summary

Jay Michael's Cancer Journey, Part III

Photo by Melissa Salvatore for Splash Cedar Street's Jay Michael continues his series about dealing with a cancer diagnosis, MY CHOICE TO LIVE, in Splash, with a column about learning a difficult lesson: how to accept help at a timeShow More Summary

Extra Extra: Preckwinkle Calls For County Sales Tax Hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing for a 1 percent sales tax increase for the county. [ more › ]

Identity Of Black Man In Racist CPD Photo Confirmed

As more details surrounding the photo come to light, it could help investigators determine who took the photo, and whether multiple other officers were involved in the despicable, dehumanizing behavior. [ more › ]

Visitors Had To Climb Down Six Flags' 30-Story Sky Trek Tower After Breakdown

Some Six Flags visitors got stuck in the nearly 30-story Sky Trek Tower for two hours and needed to climb their way back to the ground. [ more › ]

Meningitis Shots Available At Crew Tuesday Evening

If you can't make it to Crew on Tuesday, there are many other sites in Uptown that provide free meningitis shots, including Montrose Rocks on Sunday, Howard Brown Clinic, Uptown Community Health Center, and several Walgreen's locations. Show More Summary

NeoCon 2015: The Year of the Work-Life Blur

NeoCon 2015 did not disappoint. While the residential influence has been slowly creeping into the contract furniture market, this year it hit a new decibel. The furniture industry is answering the call beyond seeking a work-life balance to manifesting a true work-life blur. Show More Summary

Chicago Celebrates Craft Gin Week

Celebrate locally made gin with events, tours and special gin cocktails. [ more › ]

Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled At Midway, O'Hare As Region Prepares For Severe Storms

Anticipating dangerous flying conditions today, airlines at O'Hare and Midway airports have already cancelled or delayed hundreds of flights. [ more › ]

Work Underway On FLATS Artist Housing

The 3 story section of 1132-40 W. Wilson along Clifton Work is underway on Cedar Street/FLATS planned rehab at Wilson & Clifton. You might recall that the building is being gutted with the 40 rental units being geared toward artists....Show More Summary

Judge Grants Injunction Against Mark Diamond

Lillie Williams said she was the subject of a reverse mortage/home repair scam orchestrated by Mark Diamond. Jon Lowenstein/NOOR Life for Chicago businessman Mark Diamond got harder last week, even as questions remain for some aboutShow More Summary

Rauner's ad blitz: Slow now, could ramp up later

Last week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner released a TV ad campaign aiming to convince regular Illinoisans to side with him, and not House Speaker Michael Madigan, on the state's budget debate. Capitol Fax's Rich Miller says the governor's ad was not as foreceful as some might have expected them to be, but it still wasn't not necessarily productive: Gov. Show More Summary

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