| 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 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Somebody asked new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett if he had eaten at Ditka's restaurant yet.
"I'm not a big steak person (and) I don't eat pork,'' Bennett said. "I'm not a Muslim but I don't eat pork.''
Another questioner at...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:34 AM
The Backstreet Boys were back, all right, but not for as long as their excited fans at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion expected.
The '90s pop sensation — known for such hits as "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" — was apparently cut off Friday night...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions.
A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:16 PM
To Christopher Bowen's friends and family, the 14-year-old boy was either swimming or fishing and when he told his father Friday afternoon that he was going swimming at the McKinley Park pool no one thought twice about it.
After all, Christopher was at...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool.
"We just want to know what happened and why,"...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Five people have been charged after three separate iPhone robberies Saturday, two of which occurred at Oak Street Beach during the Air and Water Show, police said.
One robbery, which was thwarted by a Chicago Park District lifeguard, happened about 4:25...
| 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...
| 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...