| Oct 7, 2013
The Horner Park Advisory Council has advocated for over a decade to improve the riverfront at Horner Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a plan that controls erosion, restores the native ecology of the riverbank and provides public access...
| Oct 7, 2013
In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands.
She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival won't kick off until the end of next month, but, until then, listeners can look forward to another, somewhat different kind of musical celebration.
The 7th Chicago Latin Jazz Festival for the first time will span...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The opening shtick of "The Birds," surely one of the funniest camp parodies in off-Loop history, involves an actress playing Peggy Robertson, Alfred Hitchcock's assistant. The famously brittle Peggy leads the bemused audience from the Berger Mansion...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This updated item appears in Sunday's print column For nearly 60 years, a large baseball with the name "Thillens" on it stood on a pole marking the entrance to Chicago's own field of dreams. Thillens meant the big time for......
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:29 AM
One of the things that makes going to outdoor concerts at the Grant Park Music Festival such a grand adventure is that you can never predict who will emerge victorious from the eternal struggle between mankind, mother nature and music.
The Grant Park...
| 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 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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...