As Pride Parade Nears, Activists Recall Early Days Of Fight For Gay Rights; 'We Had Certainly Never Been Publicly Gay In The Daytime'Chicago’s Pride Parade has turned into a colorful celebration of diversity and equality, but gay activist Art Johnston remembers a very different time barely 40 years ago.
Sister Act: Impressive Twins Naomi And Nannette Beckley Are Bound For Ivy LeagueAfter lots of hard work, it’s a double celebration for the Beckley family in Pullman, as twin sisters Naomi and Nannette were accepted to Ivy League universities.
Plenty Of Laws Protect Historic Buildings, But What About Long-Standing Trees?There are rules to protect historic homes and buildings, but in many places no such laws exist to preserve magnificent towering trees.
To Reduce Swaying In Chicago Winds, Vista Tower Getting Empty 'Blow-Through' FloorVista Tower is getting a unique feature for a Chicago skyscraper to prevent the 1,198-foot building from swaying too much in the wind.
Elon Musk's O'Hare Express Tunnel Plan Still Up In The Air, With Futuristic Passenger Pods Replaced By Tesla Electric CarsCould billionaire Elon Musk’s proposed tunnel from downtown to O’Hare International Airport be nothing more than riding a Tesla underground? In recent tweets, Musk said that’s “pretty much” the idea.
Helping Ex-Members Of The Military Pursue Careers After CombatHelping more people find the army, and more businesses turn to vets for employees is their ultimate goal.
Entrepreneurs Over 50 Take The Startup World By StormEntrepreneurs over 50 are taking the startup scene by storm.
Preservation Chicago Proposes Turning Lakefront Into National ParkPreservationists want to turn Chicago’s lakefront into a national park, believing it might be the best way to protect the city’s crown jewel.
Highland Park Tech Company Aspiritech Helps People With Autism Thrive As Test EngineersJobs for adults with autism are scarce at best, but a non-profit in Highland Park is helping many achieve independence as highly-paid test engineers.
Lakeview Family Takes In Stray Chicken; But 'We’re Not Looking To Adopt'Kevin Barry scratched and clawed his way trying to find a home for the bird his family found wandering in their alley.
More Restaurants Seeking To Appeal To Your Eardrums As Much As Your Taste BudsThe focus on sound comes at a time when open kitchens and industrial hard-surface designs entice diners’ eyes, but might strain their ears.
Mural Registry To Document, Preserve Chicago Artwork"We had three tragic incidents last year where murals were wiped out. We don't want that to happen again."
Twisted Parking Sign Leads To TicketsA twisted parking sign has led to tickets for some Chicago drivers, who are upset the city has rejected their appeals.
Historic Near North Side Row Houses Spared From Demolition, But Where Is The Money Investors Spent On Skyscraper Plan?The three former row houses, which have been transformed into a mix of restaurants and businesses, sit on the corner of Superior and Wabash.
Loose Parking Sign Leaves Drivers Twisting In The WindIf you live in Chicago, checking the parking signs is supposed to be the best way to avoid a ticket, but sometimes the signs can leave drivers not knowing which way to turn.