| Mar 18, 2012
| 8:17 PM
A small group of Occupy Chicago activists marched through the city Sunday night to protest the arrest of their fellow demonstrators at gatherings in St. Louis and New York City this weekend.
The small group marched from the Federal Reserve to...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Bluebird Canyon residents are at odds again — this time about whether to ax some parking spaces, not trees.
The City Council voted at the April 3 meeting for the restoration of six parking spaces on Bluebird Canyon Drive, with thanks from some...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Their given names are James, Christine, Brian and Todd--but many Chicagoans remember them best for their colorful DJ names--JVO, Electra, Sludge and Fook.
They were some of personalities manning the mics of Q101, the rock radio station that ruled the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening.
Cars lined both sides of the quiet residential street leading up to the...
| Jan 29, 2012
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Grant Gustin's road to"Glee"started in Chicago.
The 22-year-old, who plays Sebastian on the Fox series, was living in Lincoln Park last year with castmates from the national touring company of "West Side Story" when he submitted an audition video to...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Normally the light in Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero's spare Humboldt Park apartment is plain, not funky at all.
"We have these crystals over there where we catch the sun," Gallero said, pointing to a window, "and we just have this prismatic rainbow...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:25 PM
This year, the Crab Pot hockey tournament is truly a Chesapeake Bay affair — all four teams are from Maryland.
The men's collegiate tournament — in its 35th year — is hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and was intended to be a face-off...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
Though in recent...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park.
They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine.
They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:49 AM
CHICAGO - It's sleek, shiny and sensational.
But let's add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive.
On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of...