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Tribune staff reporterWho are the everyday Chicagoans whose glowing, 50-foot-tall faces peer out from the Crown Fountain's twin steel and glass towers, slowly blinking and smiling at the city like benevolent giants? Good question -- and more on that later. But another...
The 4th of July has come and gone, but summer hasn't quite hit the skids. There's still plenty to do if you have time, an appetite, a bike or just this handy guide. Start the day at the Green City Market, where you can join some of the city's best chefs...
We know how you feel: Taste of Chicago is a blast, but after years of tossing back turkey legs and mingling with the masses, it can start to seem like an event better left to the tourists. Another year, another Taste: Yawn. But let's dial back that...
Think 11 and 3 Taste of Chicago runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through July 2, and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 3 and 4. The best times to visit, from a crowd-avoidance point of view, are a few minutes before opening and the lull between peak lunch and...
``Thank God it's Thursday!" That's right. Not Friday, but Thursday. Loop office-workers, visitors and theatergoers no longer have to wait until Friday to start their weekend, now that downtown Chicago attractions extend their hours every Thursday night....
If you want to experience local culture and do it with the greatest number of similarly minded people, these are the places you must see. Of course, if the culture is more important than the crowd, go early in the day. Buckingham Fountain, 500 S. Lake...
If you're new here, it's that big blue thing on the east side -- Lake Shore Drive is sort of named after it. In addition to fresh drinking water, coho salmon and the occasional zebra mussel, Lake Michigan has provided outstanding recreation for boaters of...
Planning ahead? Check out our list to find out when the major events of 2003 are happening. When more information becomes available about these events, we'll add them to our database in full detail. 2003 Chicago Air and Water Show Aug. 15-17 Chicago...
They're not as much fun to look at as "Cows on Parade," but the fiberglass pieces of furniture in "Suite Home Chicago" are certain to have a more lasting impact on the cityscape than the great bovine brigade did two years ago. Why? Because, taken...
Ring in the New Year at these featured festivities.
Tags: Billiards, Snooker and Pool, Dining and Drinking, Green Mill (club), Disc Jockeys, Field Museum of Natural HistoryJul 13, 2001 |Story| MetromixTribune staff reporterJo Hormuth's contribution to "Suite Home Chicago" makes one wish art were edible. That's because her work was a piece of cake. The effort required was anything but that. Hormuth and assistant Micki LeMieux spent nearly three weeks creating "Sweet Suite,"...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts, Frosting and Icing, Grant ParkJul 17, 2001 |Story| MetromixTribune Staff ReporterMen, women and children do not live by clever furniture art alone. Sure, the city's whimsical collection of chairs and sofas can provide a pause that refreshes: a giggle while slogging along the city's summer-cooked streets or some relief for tired feet....Original site for Buckingham Fountain topic gallery.
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