| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm.
When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:34 AM
As a young child, Melissa Garcia thought her absent father was away studying at school.
It was how her mother concealed the fact that the father Garcia had never known was in prison. Only when she was 5 and the family visited him at the Danville...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Evanston’s south Chicago Avenue business corridor is hopping this holiday season thanks in part to hops.
Evanston’s first nanobrewery, Sketchbook Brewing Company, has opened its alley door to the public. You read that right. To get to the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
When Lindsay Hunter's "Don't Kiss Me" was released in 2013, Printers Row Journal called it "at once both repelling and mesmerizing." Kirkus reviewed it as a "beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream." It's Hunter's...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Just because you’re on “Project Runway” doesn’t mean you get an automatic invite to Heidi Klum’s famed Halloween party.
“Oh my gosh, did you get invited?” Kate Pankoke, a designer from Season 11 and 12, asked...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Twas the week before Halloween, when all through the house, not a costume could be found, not even a mouse.
Let's say you've suddenly decided you want to go to that Halloween party after all, or your kids don't like the costume they originally chose. No...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
City/Neighborhood: Lakeview East
Monthly art events with themes, concepts and artwork selected by real Chicagoans. Exhibitions will be chosen through a Web application where users can submit their own ideas or upvote other...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Chicago designer Christina Monley just returned from New York Fashion Week, where she opened new doors to her line of women's clothing, Christina Karin.
"We picked up a few new great stores, including the Four Seasons shops," Monley said.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:05 AM
In a dimly lit Festival Hall at Navy Pier, two movers gently hoist a stained glass panel from a display case with gloved hands and pack it into a crate for safekeeping until light can shine through it once more.
Many of the display cases at the Smith...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:42 AM
A combination of gruff rap and beats that sound like "Tetris" on crystal meth, Mykki Blanco is equal parts Marilyn Manson and DMX. She is also the female alter ego of 28-year-old California native and former Chicagoan Michael Quattlebaum Jr., and you...