| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:49 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Monday evening for the first of three scheduled head-to-head debates before the April 7 runoff election.
The hourlong debate will be televised live at 6 p.m. on WMAQ-Ch. 5 and in Spanish on...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Ryan Pitcock has been nominated for the 2015 Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award.
It will be only the second year that the Golden Apple Foundation, which is dedicated to providing exceptional...
| Mar 15, 2015
Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to spring.
The light returns fast now, 21/2 minutes more of it every day. We come out of our caves, squinting.
We love the light even more because...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:37 PM
A documentary about White Sox great Minnie Minoso, whose death was reported Sunday, will air Monday night on the local PBS affiliate, WTTW-Ch. 11.
"Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story" (comprising footage shot by producer...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:10 AM
There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:47 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are headed for a series of one-on-one debates as the Chicago mayor's race comes down to a six-week sprint to a runoff election.
Emanuel's campaign announced Friday that the mayor had agreed to three...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:07 PM
It seems like all I did at the end of 2014 was wait for snow.
I spent the better half of last year working on a project about the bison reintroduction to the Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Ill. During that time I had tramped around their...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:14 PM
East Aurora's Fred Rogers Magnet Academy, an elementary school for third- through eighth-grade students talented in math, science and technology, is moving to public television Sunday as some its kids will be featured at 11 a.m. on WTTW in a show called...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:05 PM
East Aurora's Fred Rogers Magnet Academy, an elementary school for third- through eighth-grade students talented in math, science and technology, is moving to public television Sunday as some of its kids will be featured at 11 a.m. on WTTW in a show...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:43 AM
By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play.
Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:32 PM
North Shore art lovers were treated to a special luncheon Jan. 23 as Public Television's Geoffrey Baer stopped by the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette.
Baer's visit was sponsored by the Winnetka Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago,...