| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:08 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama.
The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:42 AM
The formal arrival of Theaster Gates took place on the final day of January in the large and art-filled main dining room on the second floor of the Union League Club, where he was honored as a Distinguished Artist.
The club crowd was the largest in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture.
The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| May 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Meeting Jeremy Winters happened by chance--or perhaps it was fate. When he arrived at WGN studios for the Chicago mayoral debate on Jan. 27, there was only one seat available in the audience--and it was right next to Tribune Standards Editor Margaret...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
| Jun 27, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Before actors, musicians and artists of all types thrill us, much work behind-the-scenes must take place to make it all possible. The stars behind the curtain are seldom seen or heard by our readers, but they have a valuable view and impact on Chicago&...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:22 AM
CHICAGO -- Chicago will be celebrating its 175th birthday today.
Sunday marks the day the city was incorporated -- March 4, 1837 -- and there will be events across the city to mark the occasion.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. the North...