| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Eleven women took on the all-male hierarchy and centuries of tradition in the Episcopal Church 40 years ago by being ordained as priests, and their audacious actions inspired an eighth-grader in Chicago to live out her dream.
The Rev. Fran Holliday was a...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail.
If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Chicago's efforts to preserve single-room-occupancy hotels could force existing building owners, as well as buyers, to follow a lengthy and potentially expensive list of mandates that includes giving some displaced tenants as much as $10,600 in relocation...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:48 PM
A group of about 50 Chicago-area residents — including 16 Hoffman Estates firefighters and several Chicago firefighters — returned to the United States Thursday after a hurricane turned a getaway wedding into a vacation from hell.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A Chicago developer is moving forward to put a boutique hotel, data center and retail in the South Loop, the final piece of a massive redevelopment in the next few years.
James McHugh Construction officials are hoping the new plan will resolve a year-...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus.
It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Indonesian police on Thursday ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of a Chicago woman who was found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
Police arrested the daughter, Heather Mack, 18, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, on...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Indonesian police on Friday formally designated a Chicago-area couple prisoners in connection with the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
No charges have been pressed over the murder...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:04 PM
After days of investigation into the slaying of a Chicago woman on the island of Bali, authorities in Indonesia announced Friday that they would take the woman's 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend to trial, saying they believed the pair killed her and...