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  • Tall Ships returning to Navy Pier

    A nautical treat will be returning to Navy Pier this summer. “Tall Ships Chicago” is back for 2013, after taking a 3 year hiatus. Attendees will once again be able to meet the crews of the 14 mighty vessels. Visitors to the lakefront pier can also take tours and excusions on the ships. Navy Pier officials say the last time the event was held, back in 2010, more than one million people attended. General admission will be $5, but cruises […]

  • Wilmette fifth graders set record for most twins in a class

    Are you seeing double? So are the teachers at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette. The fifth graders have set a new world record for the number of sets of twins in a single grade: 23 The students easily surpassed the old record of 16 sets. School officials say they believe that a post September 11th baby boom and the advancement of fertility treatments have contributed to the unusually large number of twins. Of the 23 sets, though, only one pair […]

  • Wrigley Field: Lego-Sized

    A museum is currently featuring a replica of Wrigley Field – made entirely out of Legos. 57,960 Lego bricks were assembled together, to create a miniature version of the “Friendly Confines”. The replica is part of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory’s “Big Leagues, Little Bricks” exhibit, in Louisville, Kentucky. Out of all of the displays, the Wrigley sculpture used the most Legos. The showing features 15 Lego creations in total, including other stadium replicas, player portraits, and baseball-related works […]