| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The last official day for Chicago’s Lake Michigan swimming season might be Labor Day, but Sunday might end up having been the last day anyone could venture into the water.
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:57 AM
After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands.
So last week, Heltzer and...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:50 AM
A nearly $6.5 million restoration along the Chicago River in Horner Park that would have cut down dozens of trees will be scaled back after an outcry from area residents, officials announced this week.
Several community members said they are pleased...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:18 AM
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games.
Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Theater on the Lake, the summer theater operation of the Chicago Park District located at the corner of Fullerton Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, has announced the joint artistic directors for its 2013 season: Halena Kays, artistic director of The Hypocrites,...
| Sep 8, 2012
Here are some frequently asked questions about the CPS contingency plan. The answers were compiled from CPS and chief Jean-Claude Brizard's comments during a teleconference with parents last week.
Q: How will the CPS sites in the district's Children...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:24 PM
The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday.
On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
| Jun 5, 2013
Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...