Witness To Navy Pier Chaos: 'People Started Running And Ducking For Cover'"People were just hopping through and running around it and holding onto their families and there were some kids standing there and freaking out, hiding in corners. I had to go bring them to their families."
Chicago Museums Helping To Save Endangered Monarch ButterfliesThe decline in the monarch butterfly population is linked, in part, to the disappearance of once plentiful milkweed plants, which are crucial to their life cycle.
Barber Karol Arkalyus, An Immigrant From Iraq, Always Displays The American Flag To Celebrate Her CitizenshipAcross the nation, many proudly fly their American flags this July 4th. One suburban barber always has the stars and stripes on display.
Spring Rewards Program Shuts Down With Little Notice, Leaving Businesses And Customers FrustratedA Chicago tech company that promised consumers cash back for frequenting approximately 200 restaurants and other businesses suddenly shut down operations in late June, with little warning to anyone.
Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez To Slow Down Approval Process For Pilsen Landmark DistrictThe new alderman of the 25th Ward is vowing to slow down plans for a proposed landmark district in the rapidly gentrifying Pilsen neighborhood, amid concerns among homeowners and business owners who feel the effort is happening behind their backs.
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.