| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:18 AM
It appears as though Reisterstown has dodged a bullet in the proposed construction of a 2 million gallon water tower at the bend of Bond Avenue and Timbergrove Road.
At a meeting on Oct. 27 spearheaded by residents and Stop the Water Tower, there were...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:54 AM
Rick Bayless is adding another leaf to his already formidable repertoire of celebrity chef, researcher, author, TV host and all-around culinary entrepreneur focused on the cuisine of Mexico.
Next spring, Bayless will be the live-and-in-person star of a...
| Sep 25, 2011
Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago area hotels.
A shimmering prism of glass standing in the heart of the Gold Coast, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offers guests a modern hotel with a distinctive European feel.
Walk into the lobby, and you'...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 1:49 PM
1. A evening stroll by candlelight
Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will host the Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. The holidays as they were celebrated...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 6:22 AM
The Top Five
1862 village by candlelight
The holidays as they were celebrated in 1862, following the Battle of Antietam. Re-enactors portraying local historical characters will talk about the aftermath of battle. Other re-enactors will demonstrate 19th-...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:59 PM
A 93-year-old woman was hospitalized initially in critical condition after she was struck by a Loyola University shuttle bus on the North Side this morning, officials said.
The accident happened at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Sheridan Road...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:26 PM
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is female. She has a mean smirk and pigtails. She weighs 100 pounds and stands roughly 5 feet tall. The Great Fire doesyoga and enjoys walks on the beach and lives in Ravenswood; when she's not training at the Actors...
| Oct 3, 2011
As Chicago burns in the Lookingglass Theatre's "The Great Fire," John Musial's inflammatory theatrical collage about the events of Sunday Oct. 8, 1871, a little clutch of rich Chicagoans stares out at the inferno.
"I predict we will be rebuilding a city,...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:00 PM
This week, "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery releases his debut album, "Clear as Day."
As one would expect, the record's 12 songs feature his deep crooning voice paired with lyrics about new love and small town aspirations. Fans of the...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 11:24 PM
One man was smoking a cigar Saturday night on a bench in the Streeterville neighborhood when his evening was interrupted by a group of young men who robbed and beat him. Another man was parking his motor scooter outside Northwestern University's...