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In this Nov. 2, 2011 photo, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Saturday Sept.
Air travel is stressful enough, with security wait times and procedures; rising ticket prices and a la carte charges; and shrinking legroom. But the behavior of unruly passengers can be unnerving, even terrifying.
Comedian and actor John Leguizamo returns to the Windy City with a one-night-only performance of his Broadway show "Ghetto Klown" on Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39-$79.
Most of us are always in a hurry to get where we're going - especially on vacation but for 16 WAPT's Bert Case - the trip's the best part. TO GET WHERE WE'RE GOING - ESPECIALLY ON VACATION.
Image Caption: A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot. Photo by Mike Hettwer/National Geographic from the October edition of National Geographic magazine.
Restaurant Editor Bill Addison is traveling to chronicle what's happening in North America's dining scene and to formulate his list of the essential 38 restaurants in North America. Follow his progress in this travelogue/review series, The Road to the 38 , and check back at the end of the year to find out which restaurants made the cut.
Over the past 12 months, I have traveled from my home base of New York City to upstate New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Nantucket, Washington, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Utah, San Antonio, Germany and the Netherlands. Next up is New Orleans, and I'm eyeing Chicago and Denver before the year's end.
Palaeontologists are reporting the world's first known swimming dinosaur - a 15-metre-long behemoth with a crocodile-like face, feet well suited to paddling and a sail-like structure rising from its spine. The creature, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus , also had unusually dense bones, possibly to help weigh it down as it hunted its underwater prey, concludes a study in Science 1 .
Joel Da Silva is keeping the blues alive and fresh in the South Florida sonic sea.
By the late 1970s, ABBA was one of the biggest groups in pop music . But despite hits including "Mama Mia", "S.O.S.", "Fernando", and the chart-topping signature "Dancing Queen", the group wasn't really known much for touring.
It's no stretch to say Chicago's Midway Airport is now a more inviting destination for yoga devotees. As part of the Chicago Department of Aviation's plan to expand the range of amenities available at both Midway and the larger O'Hare International Airport , a yoga facility has just opened at Midway on Concourse C. A similar facility opened at O'Hare in December, 2013.
Last night in Davies Symphony Hall, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas led the San Francisco Symphony in its first performance of Mason "Alternative Energy," a piece that the composer has described as an "energy symphony." However, this was not the first time that the work had been performed in Davies.
Downstate Illinois is different from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. If you weren't sure if that was true, this passage from the Encyclopedia of Chicago might help: Downstaters both fear and envy Chicago.
Learn about your town with a guided bicycle tour or get out of town with a bus trip, with our picks of the top eight things to do around Oak Park this weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local's event calendar .
A Chicago transportation official outlined plans Wednesday to improve Union Station by widening commuter platforms, providing CTA buses off-street parking and potentially using old underground tunnels to open up space that could eventually lead to direct-to-airport rail routes. The Metropolitan Planning Council invited people to submit ideas, and the winners included reinventing the Great Hall by putting down artificial turf and installing a hammock, space for tetherball and an area for yoga and aerobics classes.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:20 am
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