| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:40 AM
After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Thursday for their second head-to-head debate before the runoff election, following an event last week that quickly grew contentious as the candidates sparred over the city's finances....
| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will take part in a mayoral forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University.
The two candidates won't share the stage at the event. Instead, each will get an hour facing a group of panelists who...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:19 AM
Mason Bates and Anna Clyne offered their usual cheery greetings to the audience, along with two of the pieces performed on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW contemporary program Monday night at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:05 PM
The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:20 AM
In honor of National Pizza Day, we present an oldie but goody:
A few years ago, the Mayfair restaurant Marie's Pizza & Liquors appeared on the popular WTTW review show "Check, Please." Two of that week's three citizen reviewers liked Marie's. The...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 2:52 PM
For the first time in his long career as a comedian, Aaron Freeman's jokes are being fact-checked.
"I've never had anyone fact-check my jokes," says the Highland Park resident. "It adds an extra degree of difficulty."
An extra degree of difficulty,...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 10:16 AM
Carefully pricing hundreds of pieces of glassware is just the first step in putting together the North Shore Senior Center's Vintage Marketplace, which will open to shoppers late next month.
After collecting numerous donations, volunteers spent a...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:03 PM
Alton Brown is coming back to Chicago, and this time he's packing ponchos.
The iconic TV cook/mad scientist/would-be Vaudeville performer takes the stage March 25 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet for a 2½-hour variety show that includes stand-up...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:05 PM
"This is the starting gun," said state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, referring to the budget proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner revealed Wednesday, "not the checkered flag."
Actually, it's more like the red cape — an illusion designed to...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 5:48 PM
The first of three televised debates between Mayor Emanuel and his challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is Monday on NBC 5, but competing for the attention of younger voters is tough with Millennials, who increasingly are turning...