| Jun 24, 2014
Sister Suzanne Zuercher lived for 63 years as a member of a monastic community of Benedictine sisters, but she was fully engaged with the world around her.
"While she was very attuned to spiritual life, she was also in contact with an incredible...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Kerry Wood hosted the country-themed Woody’s Western Roundup fundraiser last Wednesday at Joe’s Bar, which included a performance by country singer Chris Young. Why the country theme? Because Wood is from Texas and Joe’s is a country...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:53 PM
As I work in Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue, I have plenty of chances to pass through Pioneer Court, the privately owned public space directly south of Tribune Tower and north of the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. Ever since the...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
| Sep 30, 2014
Get Fit DeLand Mayor Fitness Challenge: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1; Kick off event for the ten week challenge. Sanborn Center, 751 S Alabama Ave, DeLand. Activities will vary from park to park and at Florida Hospital. For details, cost, and registration:...
| Sep 25, 2014
Canada has so much to like: an excellent business climate; a compassionate health care system; some of the finest classical theater in North America; the Maple Leaf cookies they used to sell at Dominick's.
Alas some Canadian exports — my mind is...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:03 PM
When Israel celebrated its independence day last spring, Tal Shaked Cretella organized a first-ever ceremony in Tel Aviv, where thousands of people gathered for readings of the Jewish state’s declaration of independence, she said.
Now in Chicago...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Step into the new Tilt! attraction on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center and at first nothing happens.
You are holding big metal bars. You are peering through a full-length window. But you know what is about to occur, and your insides, you are...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow ... Black Line?
A private company has created Blackline, a shuttle service from Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road to Monroe and Franklin streets that is scheduled to begin regular service May 19....
| Jul 31, 2014
Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet.
Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
A crowd of protesters filled Water Tower Park Saturday afternoon to protest recent Israeli military action against Palestinians.
Dina Abdalla, a student organizer at DePaul with Students for Justice in Palestine, said Palestinians were being...