| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
| Jan 24, 2014
There is always something going on in this vibrant, vital city, and though every calendar day marks events worth remembering, only a few hundred have found their way into John Schmidt's delightful and engaging new book, "On This Day in Chicago History."...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Q: My question is about the bluish colored headlights, and the fog lights and parking lights that many drivers have on at night. I thought there were laws regulating the number and brightness of the lights on the front of the car. In many cases the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
[Updated: 7:12 p.m.: Charlie Trotter's family issued a statement earlier expressing sorrow at the shocking death of the 54-year-old acclaimed chef and asking for privacy "as we work through this difficult time."
Many chefs, including notable L.A. chefs,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
An autopsy is scheduled today for famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, whose unexpected death at 54 on Tuesday shocked both the city and the food world. Trotter was considered by many to be a pioneer in both food and wine, having single-handedly made...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Billy Crystal's autobiographical solo show "700 Sundays" is back on Broadway, performed by Crystal and directed by Des McAnuff. It will officially open Nov. 13 at the Imperial Theatre and run through Jan. 5, 2014. The show first debuted in 2004 at the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Lululemon's founder says women's bodies are to blame for this year's "too sheer" debacle that caused the fitness apparel retailer to pull its top-selling style of yoga pants because they were see-through. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Chip Wilson...
| Nov 9, 2013
We're very excited to share our latest Chicago Tribune Photography iPad edition, Gangsters & Grifters: Vintage Chicago crime photographs.
Tribune photo editors have been working their way through a massive archive of 4x5 glass-plate and acetate...
| Nov 13, 2013
The Chicago Tribune's "Broken Bonds" series highlights many long-standing issues with Chicago's finances. This may be new territory for the Tribune, but the Emanuel administration was acutely aware of these issues before taking office in 2011 and has been...
| Nov 12, 2013
In 1991, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a receptionist, a small space at Clark and Oak streets, and an idea.
He became the trainer for local schools, sometimes for free, sometimes for a small stipend, as a way of...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Jabari Parker will go down in Chicago Public League history as the first player from the city to lead his team to four consecutive state championships. That's no small feat, especially when you consider not only the talent level in the city, but across...