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  • Telling tales at Columbia's Story Week

    Telling tales at Columbia's Story Week
    Randall Albers still gets emotional when recalling a cherished memory from Story Week, the festival of writers he founded 17 years ago. In 2000, Hubert Selby Jr., author of "Last Exit to Brooklyn," was greeted with a standing ovation. "When he came...
  • Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene

    Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene
    Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
  • Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly

    Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly
    You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It's not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot outside. It's not that the Pedway began modestly in 1951 and now...
  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
  • Gunned-down mob reporter kept a dark secret

    The Tribune's Prohibition-era mob reporter Alfred "Jake" Lingle got a little too close to his subject. On June 9, 1930, he was murdered in cold blood at the southwest corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue. (Today the location is the pedway...
  • Rich and me: How we fell out

    Rich and me: How we fell out
    For two decades you've known Richard M. Daley as mayor and boss of Chicago. As a columnist, I've been his chief critic. But there are a few things you probably don't know about the mayor and me. I used to like him very much. And he knows it. Once he...
  • 30 same-sex couples take vows in Millennium Park

    30 same-sex couples take vows in Millennium Park
    More than 30 same-sex couples, in suits and flowing wedding gowns, gathered this morning in Millennium Park to be among the first in the state to enter into civil unions. Gov. Pat Quinn, who signed the civil unions bill into law earlier this year,...
  • Cook County Board remembers Maggie Daley

    Cook County Board remembers Maggie Daley
    The Cook County Board paid tribute to Maggie Daley on Wednesday, with Commissioner John Daley remembering his late sister-in-law and the impact she had on Chicagoans. “She was a hope to people, she affected peoples’ lives,” Daley said....
  • Homeless man's clothes prompted Michigan Avenue bomb scare

    A suspicious box that prompted an early morning bomb scare on NorthMichigan Avenue proved to contain a homeless man's clothing, police said. The box was found at about 2:50 a.m. near the Chicago Cultural Center at 110 N.Michigan Ave., and police shut...
  • The investigative red flags that led to this story on Chicago's arts future

    The investigative red flags that led to this story on Chicago's arts future
    There are a whole lot of changes going on with the city’s arts programming, so it’s easy not to notice when something turns up missing. But while making my way through city and IRS documents, I realized that the late Maggie Daley’s...
  • Veterans share memories with students during MLK program

    Veterans share memories with students during MLK program
    Chicago teenagers listened in awe Monday as a black veteran explained how he was treated while serving in theU.S. Air Force sixty years ago — and how it still haunts him. Because it was a day of service honoringMartin Luther King Jr., the...