This week's festive lineup includes movies, music and much, much more.
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It's the Weekend Agenda: Dec. 18-20
Caryn Benson, 38, of Romeoville, was charged on Tuesday by the federal government with one count of embezzlement, but records show a past theft charge.
A former museum employee allegedly pocketed more than $900,000 over a seven-year period before the theft was discovered. The former employee has yet to be formally charged.
James Rondeau, the Art Institute's head curator of contemporary art, highlights pieces donated to the museum by Chicago art collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson – an estimated $400 million gift of iconic contemporary artwork.
This weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago unveils a massive gift of 44 iconic contemporary works in its Modern Wing. Here’s how the museum landed those pieces.
Friends of the Parks again argues its case against the proposed lakefront museum from film mogul George Lucas.
The season is in full swing. Take advantage of light displays, holiday markets, ice skating and lots more.
More images are now available on the museum’s website, but exactly what good are they to the public?
All charges were dropped Wednesday against London, 22, who was arrested Tuesday evening after participating in protests over the killing of Laquan McDonald by a white police officer in October 2014.
Thanksgiving Weekend Agenda: Nov. 27-29
Take a skate around Maggie Daley Park, see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights and sing along to "The Sound of Music."
Work from Koons, along with a slew of other contemporary artists, will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art's show “Surrealism: The Conjured Life."
Over half of all Syrian refugees are children, according to United Nations data
Friday marks Universal Children’s Day, a global recognition of children’s welfare.
A holiday tradition returns to Michigan Avenue while a couple of comedy giants take the stage in Rosemont.
Starting in December, anyone who shows a food stamps card will pay just $3 to access the museum.
Multiple state facilities have been closed to the public due to the budget stalemate – legislation passed on Tuesday could change that.
Get a jump on holiday shopping in Wicker Park, hang out with a roomful of dummies and catch a screening of "70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green."
'The Ventriloquists Convention' at the Museum of Contemporary Art
The theatrical piece from European visual artist Gisèle Vienne explores ventriloquist dummies and all the rampant emotions we project onto them.
A federal judge on Tuesday did not dismiss legal challenges against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
The museum sold five antique trains from its collection at a public auction last month.
An original and a reproduction – one of only two in the world – will be on display as part of the Field Museum's "Greeks" exhibit opening Nov. 25.
It's the Weekend Agenda: Nov. 6-8
The best ways to dance, laugh, eat, drink and stretch your way through the weekend.
At least 43 union workers continue to cash checks from the state, despite the closure of several institutions, including the 138-year-old Illinois State Museum in Springfield.
Chicago authors take the focus of the museum's first-ever crowdsourced exhibit
The distinguished museum opens its mind to the power of suggestion. And it hopes the hip kids will come.