| 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 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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Barbara Aubin, a Chicago artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University.
Ms. Aubin, 86, died of ascending cholangitis caused by an infection of the bile duct on...
| Sep 12, 2014
What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how:
"The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Patrick Fahy, three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding pastry chef award (finalist in 2011) is well-known to Chicago dining fans. In the past five years, Fahy has been executive pastry chef at Blackbird, Avec and The Publican;...
| 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...