| Jun 27, 2014
Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...
| Sep 5, 2014
Some of the classical dance this fall has been bent, folded or mutilated — in the best possible way, of course. It's set to indie rock, transformed into a ballet within a ballet, dedicated to the philosophical significance of the growth and death of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The big weekend has arrived, with visiting stars, Chicago legends and others performing during the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival.
Following are shows not to miss, plus highlights of After Fest offerings. All the Jazz Festival shows take place on...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their customers, as well as a lack of enforcement of parking rules.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Peet's Coffee & Tea is embarking on a major expansion in Chicago, hoping to win over coffee connoisseurs with fresh-roasted beans and handcrafted drinks.
Peet's is getting ready to open 16 shops in the Chicago area in the coming months, many in former...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Per your most recent cover story on the parking issues as a result of Magnolia Park’s Romancing the Bean’s popularity, I'm stunned at area business reaction. Slack parking enforcement is the issue, and the solution does not lie in limiting...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31.
From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:54 PM
A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:08 PM
In the immortal words of Ricky Bobby: "If you ain't first, you're last." And pulling into victory lane means winning traditions.
Most often, drivers smoke their tires during burnouts, then grab the checkered flag and drive the opposite way (so the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Fun with cardboard boxes
Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the Chicago Children's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs, pull...