| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:55 PM
If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.
Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:07 PM
There’s only so many days with weather like this in Chicago.
Knowing that fact, I’ve tried to make it a point of spending more time outdoors when I’m finished with work rather than retiring home and binge watching another television...
| Jul 13, 2014
From Sunday's print column, an updated version of a Monday posting: Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal...
| Jun 25, 2014
Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza surrounding Buckingham...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It's no secret that single men think differently than single women when it comes to finding the home of their dreams. And based on the vibe and amenities at some Chicago condos and apartments, developers seem to be reading their minds.
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Three years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel first pledged to make Chicago the nation's most “bike-friendly” city, Chicago has inched its way up to No. 2.
That's according to Bicycling Magazine, which biennially ranks 50 U.S. cities for their...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Chicago's Air & Water Show happens for the 56th year this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The best (and most crowded) viewing spots are on the sand at Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, but there are plenty of other good places...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
When Bryant Sullivan got an email last year letting him know he was a potential stem cell match for a woman in need of a transplant, agreeing to blood tests and potentially more intrusive operations in order to be a donor was an easy choice, he said....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....