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Hershey Felder in “Our Great Tchaikovsky” at Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre.

For those still unfamiliar with the magic Hershey Felder can create, an introduction to the man, whose enthralling show about Tchaikovsky is now in a limited engagement at Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre, is essential.

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Al Capone, Mount Carmel Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

A new book by author and photographer Larry Broutman highlights headstones, monuments and memorials at more than 30 area cemeteries.

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The beautifully thought-out program serves as a subtle but revealing portrait of the deep but varied influences that have taken root in this country.

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A new resource is designed to help adolescents and young adults develop job skills, continue their education and overcome barriers to stable employment.

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(Chicago Park District)

A Park District landscaper who had previously lost his license after a drunk driving conviction is among those found to have operated vehicles without proper documentation, according to a new report.

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“Carousel” on Broadway. (Credit: Julieta Cervantes)

In many ways this show was ahead of its time when it was created. And now, whatever the flaws might be in this 21st century “rotation,” it is worth the price of a ticket for a ride on the “Carousel.”

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A common musk turtle (Colin Osborn / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

We meet some rare and remarkable critters that are part of this weekend’s annual Reptile Fest.

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The Fair Housing Act of 1968 promised equal access to the housing market for African-Americans. But 50 years later, some say the landmark legislation didn’t go far enough.

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Geoffrey Baer hits a triple with three questions about Wrigley Field. 

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(Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

The 50-year-old gorilla was the zoo’s oldest animal. “Knowing it’s the right decision doesn’t make it hurt any less,” said Amy Roberts, curator of mammals for the Chicago Zoological Society.

Class action suit comes a year after incident on board United flight

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(Courtesy @Tyler_Bridges)

Nearly 300 Chicago aviation officers are suing to reclaim their status as law enforcement officers, a title they lost following a highly publicized incident on board a United plane last year.

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An African penguin chick hatched Feb. 10 at Lincoln Park Zoo, pictured here at 21 days old. (Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo)

On Feb. 10, Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a new baby bird, the first African penguin chick hatched and reared at the zoo's new penguin habitat. 

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Scaly creatures, vintage vinyls and cheesy bites usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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Bill Hybels (Willow Creek D/CH / Flickr)

What’s behind the resignation of Willow Creek mega-church leader Bill Hybels? A discussion with Chicago Tribune reporter Manya Brachear Pashman.

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The award-winning actor and director talks about her new book, a collection of personal essays that explore her journey as a feminist.

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At age 91, the jazz guitarist is a living legend from Chicago’s first family of music. We pay him a visit.