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Chicago Tribune Friday GuideNavy Pier: What it is: A five-block-long entertainment zone, and the city's top tourist destination. What we found: It was a beautiful day to spend a few hours at Navy Pier with my 4-year-old son. After a couple of rides, a few snacks and a toy, we...
Tribune music criticIt's about time. For decades in Chicago, fans of contemporary music had to drive to the suburbs or a neighboring state if they wanted to see an outdoor concert that wasn't for classical music buffs. Despite the occasional attraction at Taste of Chicago,...
Tribune staff reporterThe nation has a new mantra: "Not again." Still salving wounds from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, bracing for a war against Iraq that looks increasingly likely, rocking in a switchback economy that seemed instantly to go from boom to bust, the...
Tags: Space Programs, Rocketry, Death, George W. Bush, Tragedy (genre)
Special to the TribuneIn the spring of 1991, Dick Cunningham went before one set of examiners while his son Jesse went before another. Jesse, a high school senior, entered an academic competition in which he fielded questions about math, science and the arts. Dick, a...
Most schools, businesses, government offices and cultural institutions in Illinois affected by the disasters Tuesday are expected to be open Wednesday. For information on possible closings: Chicago Public Schools: 773-553-1000. Roman Catholic...
Chicago is not in the mood for merriment. Events across the city, from Cubs games to Mexican Independence Day festivities to the Celtic Festival, have been canceled or postponed. Some heeded Mayor Richard Daley's words Wednesday that celebrations of any...
Tribune staff reporterThe Shedd Aquarium announced Monday it would lay off 44 full-time employees--16 percent of its staff of 267--because of declining attendance, a months-long trend that worsened after the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. "Shedd's leadership was...
Tribune staff reporterThey sat in the family room of their new house, their new baby asleep in his new bassinet. The sliding-glass door to the patio looked out on a cloudy sky that, before midnight, would erupt in thunderstorms. Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling began to ask her...
Tribune staff reporterHouses of worship holding prayer vigils for the nation were among the few buildings in Chicago actively welcoming people this afternoon, as shock waves from the devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in...
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