| Jan 12, 2014
The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance.
What followed was six years of group dates with their...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on hand to Wednesday to announce a $25 million contribution he and wife Mellody Hobson are making to After School Matters, a children’s program originally launched by the late Maggie Daley.
The money will mainly...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Winter has come early to the Chicago area this weekend, with the coldest daytime temperatures since February and a chance of snow showers or snow through Sunday evening, according to forecasts.
High temperatures across the area were only in the high...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:18 AM
The man poking his head out of the water had one hand on the dock, but he was losing his grip after several minutes in the Chicago River this morning, large ice chunks floating feet away.
Kneeling above him was Officer Wayne Kramer, who had sprinted down...
| Dec 15, 2013
Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:47 PM
At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A South Austin man was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he struck and killed a man with his vehicle Saturday.
Darrell Cooper, 41, of the first block of North Lorel Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:09 PM
She was a pioneering major league baseball executive, responsible for a series of groundbreaking innovations during her nearly 40 years as an employee with the Chicago Cubs.
Now, more than 50 years after her retirement, and more than 35 years after...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:01 PM
So long, sandboxes. Monkey bars? They can keep hanging around — if they’re the twisty, turny, modern kind.
In the next several months, Chicago residents will be invited to choose from the latest in playground equipment as the city...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Registration for the Chicago Park District's popular summer programs began Monday, and by 2 p.m., 6,887 people had enrolled, topping the number who registered on the entire first day last year by 8 percent, according to Park District spokeswoman Jessica...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...