Though almost unanimously approved Wednesday, the museum could still be stopped by a pending lawsuit.
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No debate over museum plans at Wednesday's council meeting
Despite being $5 million short on funding, the president of a museum planned to honor American writers seemed confident Tuesday that the museum would reach its goal of a 2017 opening in Chicago.
Admission increases were approved Oct. 15, which means $16 tickets for Chicagoans
Chicago residents will have to shell out even more to see Sue the T.rex come January.
Go behind the scenes with 'Chicago Tonight'
A beetle collected by Charles Darwin was recently discovered at the Field, which is in the process of cataloging its 12 million insect specimens – the museum's largest collection. Go behind the scenes as we check out this tiny wonder.
World-renowned Zhou Brothers show support, then pull funding for longtime Chicago arts criticism mag
A longtime Chicago arts criticism magazine is trying to get back on its feet after folding in 2002, but two separate groups are now attempting to publish it–and the world-renowned Zhou Brothers, after an initial show of support, decided to pull their funding. Learn about the rise and fall of the Examiner–and how it echoes the history of Chicago arts funding.
The professional-personal couple discuss gendered casting, depression and why being an actor is hard, with or without Chris Jones
The creative duo talks about “Pop Waits,” the clown rock opera they’re developing that was sparked by a conversation between Iggy Pop and Tom Waits in the 2003 film “Coffee and Cigarettes.”
Rob Zombie, pseudo-marching bands, and running 'till you drop
Looking for a good time Chicago? Scope out our lineup of events for the whole weekend.
Cap Gun Collective has been behind both NBC’s “Bobby & Iza” and TV Land’s “Teachers”
The past year has seen national attention for the Chicago-based production group. The group, which has offices in Chicago and LA, was behind the pilot for “Bobby & Iza,” which won NBC's Playground Contest last month, and additionally produced the web series that led to TV Land’s “Teachers,” now helmed by “Community’s” Alison Brie and set to premiere in January.
Director/adaptor Sean Graney also announces plans for his mystery spring show with the company
Despite being one of the lowest-budget shows, the Chicago theater company took home six awards for its 12-hour production.
The Food Network host will perform a culinary variety show at the Cadillac Theater May 7.
Hubbard Street Dance stages a tribute to the international choreographer
The internationally recognized choreographer discusses his history with the Joffrey Ballet, the de-gendering of ballet, and who – if not him – acts as the true successor to the father of American Ballet.
The festival kicks off Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Catch a restored version of Lugosi's "White Zombie," a 35 mm film considered to be the original Hollywood zombie flick.
In light of a nationwide gender disparity among playwrights, all four of Goodman’s new resident playwrights just happen to be women. Meet them all right now.
The longtime Steppenwolf ensemble member talks about his struggles with adaptation and the company's future under Anna Shapiro.
The pilot, which follows the trials of a Chicago actor, will now move forward as an NBC Web series.
A free screening of the 1993 film starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker starts at 7:30 p.m.
Raise a glass to Oktoberfest and other fall festivals
The return of Redmoon's Great Chicago Fire Festival, an annual Oktoberfest celebration, jazz fest and other weekend events.
The former Punk Planet co-editor speaks about the ties between sex trafficking and the fashion industry and laments the state of Chicago's independent publishing scene.
The comedian is scheduled to participate in two Q&As following screenings of her new film at the Lakeview movie theater.
Redmoon Theater rolls out a scaled-back version of the fest Saturday
The festival, from Pilsen-based Redmoon Theater, will take place at Northerly Island on Saturday. Find out what other changes are in store this year.
Tickets to see the two comedians go on sale Friday. Find out what the duo has in store.