| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Breakfast with Tomten
Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
An iconic clock in Oak Park is telling the correct time again, several years after it stopped running.
The four-sided clock on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue is attached to a building on the National Register of Historic Places...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Goodman and the Joffrey are great, but they’re not the only games in town. Find a show to suit your family this season, whether you’re looking for something traditional, new-fangled or Santa-free.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 8, 2013
Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
| Sep 26, 2013
News briefs from St. Charles, Batavia and Geneva.
Funds for student projects
The Youth Commission is accepting applications for its annual "challenge grant" program to help fund youth-designed projects that promote healthy living....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
St. Charles aldermen decided to move forward with the construction of a round, 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25.
Construction of the new Red Gate Water Tower will cost the city about $3.6 million —...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Summer road travelers in the Midwest who prefer exploring offbeat attractions along the way rather than simply driving from point A to point B can find some treats in the following books.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...
| Aug 19, 2013
Chicago's budding bicycle-sharing program has attracted thousands of tourists, biking enthusiasts and the just-plain curious this summer, city transportation officials say. But preliminary data obtained by the Tribune suggest the new service also is...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:34 PM
A 15-year-old Florida girl was punched when she tried to help a 51-year-old Michigan woman being robbed Friday night on the Mag Mile by eight juveniles, officials said.
Two 15-year-old girls, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, three 15-year-old...