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WGN TV Chicago
PHOTOS: Northerly Island Park opens today on Chicago's lakefrontCHICAGO — Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing securit
PHOTOS: Northerly Island Park opens today on Chicago's lakefront
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 6 hours ago
CHICAGO — Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing security concerns following the 9/11 terror attacks, sent backhoes to carve X’s into the Meigs Field runway on Northerly Island. A 40-acre park will open Friday on the southern... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Paul Revere, J.P. Morgan Wills Among Millions Now OnlineYou can learn a lot about people from their wills. You can see who was happily
Paul Revere, J.P. Morgan Wills Among Millions Now Online
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 6 hours ago
You can learn a lot about people from their wills. You can see who was happily married and who was disappointed in their families. You can see who prized brevity and who parceled out every item as if handled by a loquacious auctioneer with lambskin... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Northerly Island nature preserve opens under shadow of Daley raidTwelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing security concerns
Northerly Island nature preserve opens under shadow of Daley raid
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 7 hours ago
Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing security concerns following the 9/11 terror attacks, sent backhoes to carve X's into the Meigs Field runway on Northerly Island. A 40-acre park will open Friday on the southern half of... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a parkCHICAGO (AP) - Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing se
Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 hours ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing security concerns following the 9/11 terror attacks, sent backhoes to carve X's into the Meigs Field runway on Northerly Island. A 40-acre park will open Friday on the... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a parkCHICAGO (AP) - Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing se
Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 11 hours ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing security concerns following the 9/11 terror attacks, sent backhoes to carve X's into the Meigs Field runway on Northerly Island. A 40-acre park will open Friday on the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a parkCHICAGO -- Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing securi
Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
Daily Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
CHICAGO -- Twelve years ago, then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, citing security concerns following the 9/11 terror attacks, sent backhoes to carve X's into the Meigs Field runway on Northerly Island. A 40-acre park will open Friday on the southern... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Sea Snake And Horrifying Fish Get Locked In Battle To The DeathThis circle of terror is, unfortunately, a very real battle of the poisonous ca
Sea Snake And Horrifying Fish Get Locked In Battle To The Death
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
This circle of terror is, unfortunately, a very real battle of the poisonous captured off the coast of Australia, as if the country didn't have enough terrifying creatures already. The two beasts above, a sea snake and a fish that appears to be a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Northerly Island Park opens Friday on Chicago lakefrontTwelve years after former Mayor Richard M. Daley's "midnight raid" that shut do
Northerly Island Park opens Friday on Chicago lakefront
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Twelve years after former Mayor Richard M. Daley's "midnight raid" that shut down the small lakefront airstrip called Meigs Field, a new park will open Friday on the southern portion of what is now called Northerly Island, Mayor Rahm Emanuel... Read more
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Duke University
Archives Alive: Students Dive Into the RubensteinStudents in Richard Powell's course handle materials from the Rubenstein Librar
Archives Alive: Students Dive Into the Rubenstein
Duke University / Posted 3 days ago
Students in Richard Powell's course handle materials from the Rubenstein Library related to African-American artists. Photo by Geoffrey Mock Philosophy professor Andrew Janiak can’t have his students travel nearly 300 years back in time to talk to... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Asteroids and meteors we have knownThis photo provided by The Field Museum in Chicago, taken April 9, 2013, shows
Asteroids and meteors we have known
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
This photo provided by The Field Museum in Chicago, taken April 9, 2013, shows pieces of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains in February after they were catalogued on their arrival at the Chicago museum. The museum received nearly two... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientistsChicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after resear
Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Field Museum makes job cutsThe Field Museum laid off four exhibitions department employees Monday and told
Field Museum makes job cuts
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
The Field Museum laid off four exhibitions department employees Monday and told 17 contract workers aligned with the department that their contracts would not be renewed, a museum spokeswoman said Tuesday. After the move, the exhibitions department... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Totems by Herb Alpert go on display at Field MuseumBronze totems sculpted by Herb Alpert are going on display Sept. 17 on the step
Totems by Herb Alpert go on display at Field Museum
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Bronze totems sculpted by Herb Alpert are going on display Sept. 17 on the steps of the Field Museum and will be there for the next year. Alpert, the 1970s-era jazz musician whose name is perhaps best known when accompanied by "& the Tijuana Brass,"... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Emanuel: Proposed Lucas Museum Designs are ChangingMayor Rahm Emanuel says design plans of a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefron
Emanuel: Proposed Lucas Museum Designs are Changing
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says design plans of a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefront by movie producer George Lucas are being updated. Emanuel wouldn't give details Monday. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Emanuel says it's part of the process of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Trap Queen' rapper/singer Fetty Wap performs at ParliamentFetty Wap -- the rapper/singer behind song-of-the-summer contender “Trap Queen”
'Trap Queen' rapper/singer Fetty Wap performs at Parliament
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Fetty Wap -- the rapper/singer behind song-of-the-summer contender “Trap Queen” -- went from performing at Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday party Aug. 9 in Hollywood to performing at a birthday celebration in Chicago. Here’s that sighting and many more... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Tonight, a book signing for huntersAll I know about hunting comes from two books: Arthur H. Neumann's "Elephant Hu
Tonight, a book signing for hunters
The Oklahoman / Posted 16 days ago
All I know about hunting comes from two books: Arthur H. Neumann's "Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa" (1898) and John Henry Patterson's "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" (1907). The latter book -- which records, among other things, Patterson's... Read more
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Business Wire
ComEd Challenges Girls to Think Outside the “Icebox”: Second Annual Icebox Derby Race Empowers Young Women in STEMCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ComEd is proud to announce the success of its second
ComEd Challenges Girls to Think Outside the “Icebox”: Second Annual Icebox Derby Race Empowers Young Women in STEM
Business Wire / Posted 16 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ComEd is proud to announce the success of its second annual Icebox Derby Race Day, a unique program focused on promoting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Thirty young women took part in this... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
7,000-year-old massacre shows signs of torture, mutilationA jumble of 7,000-year-old human bones found in a German ditch helps confirm th
7,000-year-old massacre shows signs of torture, mutilation
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
A jumble of 7,000-year-old human bones found in a German ditch helps confirm that Europe's first farmers resorted to mysterious savage bloodshed, a new report shows. At least 26 people — including several babies — died in the brutal massacre,... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Amandla Stenberg On Science, Activism And Her IdolsAmandla Stenberg at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntingto
Amandla Stenberg On Science, Activism And Her Idols
The Huffington Post / Posted 18 days ago
Amandla Stenberg at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, California. | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Now, the cooler than cool 16-year-old actress Amandla Stenberg has broadened her activism... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Odd 'Scarface' Creature Roamed Earth 255 Million Years AgoSay hello to "Scarface." The newly discovered species of pre-mammal roamed the
Odd 'Scarface' Creature Roamed Earth 255 Million Years Ago
The Huffington Post / Posted 18 days ago
Say hello to "Scarface." The newly discovered species of pre-mammal roamed the Earth about 255 million years ago -- and was way more intimidating than Al Pacino. The species, whose name, Ichibengops munyamadziensis, roughly translates to "Scarface... Read more
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AsianWeek
Chicago Charms All AgesKelly Matsuura, Gerrye Wong and Melissa Matsuura sit on top of glass floor atop
Chicago Charms All Ages
AsianWeek / Posted 18 days ago
Kelly Matsuura, Gerrye Wong and Melissa Matsuura sit on top of glass floor atop 103rd floor of Chicago’s Willis Building. Family bonding times are always a blessing not to be missed, so when I asked my 19 year old college sophomore granddaughter... Read more
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New Kerala
Rare venomous relative of mammals found Venomousness is rare among mammals and their extinct relatives but scientists
Rare venomous relative of mammals found
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
Venomousness is rare among mammals and their extinct relatives but scientists have now identified a new species of venomous relative of mammals in Zambia. Named Ichibengops (meaning scarface due to a unique... Read more
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redOrbit
Prehistoric 'Scarface' mammal discovered in ZambiaEvery day above ground is a good day, and scientists from the Field Museum in C
Prehistoric 'Scarface' mammal discovered in Zambia
redOrbit / Posted 20 days ago
Every day above ground is a good day, and scientists from the Field Museum in Chicago recently had a great day after unearthing two fossils of a newly-identified species of pre-mammal in what is modern-day Zambia. Because of a signature groove on... Read more
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Daily Herald
ComEd Icebox Derby lets science- and math-savvy girls explore STEMSomething magical is happening in an unremarkable red brick garage in Chicago.
ComEd Icebox Derby lets science- and math-savvy girls explore STEM
Daily Herald / Posted 20 days ago
Something magical is happening in an unremarkable red brick garage in Chicago. Young girls are becoming leaders, showing maturity well beyond their ages. Dreams of becoming mechanical engineers, nurses and biologists are brewing. And recycled... Read more
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Daily Mail
Dachshund-sized carnivore roamed the Earth 225 million years agoExtinct predator named 'scarface' had a toxic bite: Fossilised skull with a d
Dachshund-sized carnivore roamed the Earth 225 million years ago
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
Extinct predator named 'scarface' had a toxic bite: Fossilised skull with a deep groove on the upper jaw was found in Zambia It is thought to have used the groove to inject venom upon... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Rediscovered species of octopus found to engage in rough sex, unique feeding patternsA rarely studied breed of tropical octopus is gentle with its prey and rough wi
Rediscovered species of octopus found to engage in rough sex, unique feeding patterns
The Daily Californian / Posted 21 days ago
A rarely studied breed of tropical octopus is gentle with its prey and rough with its sex, according to research published Wednesday by UC Berkeley and California Academy of Sciences researchers. The researchers observed the larger Pacific striped... Read more
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International Business Times
Scarface: Venomous sausage dog-sized predator roamed Zambia 255 million years ago A predatory pre-mammal that lived in Zambia 255 million years ago has been disc
Scarface: Venomous sausage dog-sized predator roamed Zambia 255 million years ago
International Business Times / Posted 21 days ago
A predatory pre-mammal that lived in Zambia 255 million years ago has been discovered and dubbed Scarface. The sausage dog-sized creature had venomous teeth it used to capture prey and defend itself, scientists said. The pre-mammal species has been... Read more
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PhysOrg
Prehistoric carnivore dubbed 'scarface' discovered in ZambiaCredit: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/1-ichi_holotype_specimen
Prehistoric carnivore dubbed 'scarface' discovered in Zambia
PhysOrg / Posted 21 days ago
Credit: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/1-ichi_holotype_specimen_sideview.jpg Scientists at The Field Museum have identified a new species of pre-mammal in what is now Zambia. Thanks to a unique groove on the animal's upper jaw, it was... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago's top artisans and restorers - Business Of LifeNeed an heirloom fixed? Old-school artisans who specialize in restoring antique
Chicago's top artisans and restorers - Business Of Life
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
Need an heirloom fixed? Old-school artisans who specialize in restoring antique furniture, light fixtures, artwork and more have years of experience working with national museums, universities and other big-name institutions. They also are available... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cleaning Sue the T. rex takes patience and feathersThe Tyrannosaurus rex, scientists now believe, may have had feathers. At the Fi
Cleaning Sue the T. rex takes patience and feathers
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
The Tyrannosaurus rex, scientists now believe, may have had feathers. At the Field Museum Thursday morning, then, Sue the T. rex was getting intimate with bodily adornments from her past. It was time for the semi-annual cleaning of Sue, the largest,... Read more
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Forbes
America's Most Famous (And Most Expensive) Dinosaur Turns 25 Today“Sue” turns 25 years old today—at least 25 plus 67 million years old. Sue the T
America's Most Famous (And Most Expensive) Dinosaur Turns 25 Today
Forbes / Posted 23 days ago
“Sue” turns 25 years old today—at least 25 plus 67 million years old. Sue the T. rex has been an icon in the field of paleontology since she was discovered on the land of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation August 12, 1990 by Sue Hendrickson and... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Group plans for Chicago Halloween paradeThe Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it’s organizing what it calls the fi
Group plans for Chicago Halloween parade
SaukValley.com / Posted 30 days ago
The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it’s organizing what it calls the first-of-its-kind, all-day Chicago Halloween festival that’ll end with the nighttime parade. The inaugural event is scheduled for Oct. 24. Among those who are playing a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Could Soon Have a Halloween ParadeA new Chicago parade is in the works — one that'll happen at night. The Chicag
Chicago Could Soon Have a Halloween Parade
NBC Chicago / Posted a month ago
A new Chicago parade is in the works — one that'll happen at night. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it's organizing what it calls the first-of-its-kind, all-day Chicago Halloween festival that'll end with the nighttime parade. The... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Halloween nighttime parade in the works for ChicagoCHICAGO — A new Chicago parade is in the works — one that’ll happen at night.
Halloween nighttime parade in the works for Chicago
WGN TV Chicago / Posted a month ago
CHICAGO — A new Chicago parade is in the works — one that’ll happen at night. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it’s organizing what it calls the first-of-its-kind, all-day Chicago Halloween festival that’ll end with the nighttime parade.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Michigan Avenue group hosting inaugural Halloween paradeDowntown Chicago is getting dressed up for Halloween. The Chicago Cultural Mil
Michigan Avenue group hosting inaugural Halloween parade
Chicago Tribune / Posted a month ago
Downtown Chicago is getting dressed up for Halloween. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association, which promotes businesses and attractions along Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Roosevelt Road and nearby areas, will announce Tuesday it is... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
Group plans for Chicago Halloween paradeCHICAGO (AP) - A new Chicago parade is in the works - one that'll happen at nig
Group plans for Chicago Halloween parade
FOX News Chicago / Posted a month ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A new Chicago parade is in the works - one that'll happen at night. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it's organizing what it calls the first-of-its-kind, all-day Chicago Halloween festival that'll end with the nighttime... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Group plans for Chicago Halloween paradeCHICAGO (AP) - A new Chicago parade is in the works - one that'll happen at nig
Group plans for Chicago Halloween parade
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted a month ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A new Chicago parade is in the works - one that'll happen at night. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it's organizing what it calls the first-of-its-kind, all-day Chicago Halloween festival that'll end with the nighttime... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Group plans for Chicago Halloween paradeCHICAGO (AP) - A new Chicago parade is in the works - one that'll happen at nig
Group plans for Chicago Halloween parade
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted a month ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A new Chicago parade is in the works - one that'll happen at night. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says it's organizing what it calls the first-of-its-kind, all-day Chicago Halloween festival that'll end with the nighttime... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Lee Daniels on 'Empire' Season 2: 'tons of surprises'“Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels is feeling the pressure to deliver heading into
Lee Daniels on 'Empire' Season 2: 'tons of surprises'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
“Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels is feeling the pressure to deliver heading into Season 2 of the massively popular Fox hip-hop drama. He uses words such as “exhausting” and “exhilarating” when speaking about filming the second season and said “I... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Want to talk a tech millionaire into funding your nonprofit? First, do your homework.Inside the Field Museum's recently unveiled Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a rare ki
Want to talk a tech millionaire into funding your nonprofit? First, do your homework.
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 1 months ago
Inside the Field Museum's recently unveiled Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a rare kingfisher headdress glitters in a new technological light. Touch screens allow visitors to view it and 350 or so other artifacts from every angle and to read the unique... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
FOX 32 catches up with the creators and stars of 'Empire'FOX 32 caught up the stars of ‘Empire’ at a ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ event at the F
FOX 32 catches up with the creators and stars of 'Empire'
FOX News Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
FOX 32 caught up the stars of ‘Empire’ at a ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ event at the Field Museum, and got some insight into Season 2. Empire Season 2 is again being shot in Chicago, and Jussie Smollett – Jamal on the show - was happy to return. "Chicago... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Around town: Jon Lester applauds Cubs' Ric Flair-inspired traditionThe “two claps and a Ric Flair” post-game celebration has caught on with the Cu
Around town: Jon Lester applauds Cubs' Ric Flair-inspired tradition
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
The “two claps and a Ric Flair” post-game celebration has caught on with the Cubs. The way the popular sports meme works is one player will shout “Let me get two claps and a Ric Flair” in the locker room after a win. His teammates will respond in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Kevin Hart runs 5K in ChicagoThree hours of sleep is all Kevin Hart needs, according to the 36-year-old come
Kevin Hart runs 5K in Chicago
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
Three hours of sleep is all Kevin Hart needs, according to the 36-year-old comedian and star of “Ride Along” and the “Think Like a Man” films. Hart ran a Nike+ Run Club-sponsored 5K race Friday scheduled to begin at 7:36 a.m. at the Field Museum... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
This old artifact is brought to you by new moneyInside the Field Museum's recently unveiled Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a rare ki
This old artifact is brought to you by new money
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 1 months ago
Inside the Field Museum's recently unveiled Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a rare kingfisher headdress glitters in a new technological light. Touch screens allow visitors to view it and 350 or so other artifacts from every angle and to read the unique... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
Director, stars of 'Empire' attend 'Stand Up To Cancer' event in ChicagoThe stars of Empire are in Chicago shooting Season 2. But on Thursday, they pau
Director, stars of 'Empire' attend 'Stand Up To Cancer' event in Chicago
FOX News Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
The stars of Empire are in Chicago shooting Season 2. But on Thursday, they paused for a cause that’s close to the director's heart. Director Lee Daniels went to a "Stand Up To Cancer" event at the Field Museum with his co-creator Danny Strong and... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
ComEd's "Icebox Challenge" draws girls to STEM fieldsCHICAGO — They are young, they are ambitious, and today, they are accomplished
ComEd's "Icebox Challenge" draws girls to STEM fields
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
CHICAGO — They are young, they are ambitious, and today, they are accomplished engineers. Teenage girls from across the Chicagoland area are transforming old refrigerators into race cars. It’s icebox derby. Here, 30 girls divided into six teams... Read more

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