| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:00 AM
A few years ago, when the University of Chicago began approaching well-regarded chefs on the North Side about opening new restaurants on the South Side, the initial reaction was not that encouraging.
“To be honest, it was a mixed bag,”...
| Feb 26, 2015
The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti.
| Feb 28, 2015
| 4:58 PM
Activists gathered Saturday to demand the closing of a Chicago Police Department facility after allegations surfaced that officers abused the rights of people detained for questioning.
Several people gathered said they learned about the allegations in...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 3:28 PM
Just weeks after Opening Day, Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, joins Chicago Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold onstage to discuss the future of Wrigley Field and the Cubs. Extensive renovation plans for the century-old ballpark have...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:24 PM
The search is on for a new Wilmette Junior High School principal, now that Dave Palzet, who also headed Highcrest Middle School, has announced that he will be leaving Wilmette School District 39 at the end of this school year.
Palzet, 41, will become...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:50 PM
During the past 50 years, members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) have released a mountain of recordings. The following are some of the best. Additional sound clips are available at aacmchicago.org.
"The Art Ensemble:...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, presiding over a city where 90 percent of homicide victims and 90 percent of suspects were African-Americans, called for "new ideas" Monday in the longstanding fight against black-on-black crime.
"Let us all work together...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed two Chicago business executives to fill seats on the University of Illinois board of trustees, his office announced Tuesday.
They are Jill Smart, a former chief human resources officer for management consulting firm...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:13 AM
Avi Avital and David Greilsammer: The popular mandolinist and pianist collaborate on a program ranging from Bach and Mozart to Bartok and Arvo Part. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Logan Center for the Performing Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St.; $25; 773-...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:03 PM
GARY — Hollowed out homes and graffiti-marred buildings are easy to find, but now the city has a precise street-by-street road map to the urban blight that impacts one in five houses.
Officials said Wednesday they hope the 18-month survey of 60,...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:53 PM
This year will be rich in events celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary.
Among the highlights:
"Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians": Exhibition runs through Sept. 6 at the DuSable...