| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Being the new kid on the block can bring an element of excitement and adventure, but for some there is also the trepidation that comes with starting over and making new friends.
Senior living communities recognize these dynamics and many have groups,...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:25 AM
A small fire broke out this morning at the Old Water Tower on the Magnificent Mile, one of the few public buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Firefighters quickly put it out.
Crews were summoned to the building at 806 N. Michigan Ave....
| May 10, 2011
| 11:40 AM
A pair of tips this morning from Loyola Univeristy student Jessica Reynolds and longtime Trib Nation friend Edgar Garcia were the basis for a story that appeared minutes later on our Chicago Breaking News site.
Here's the link. Here's Jessica on...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:05 AM
Just as the term retirement community hardly does justice to The Clare at Water Tower, the term retirement doesn't seem to fit Betty Bergstrom.
At 80 she still runs her own management consulting firm, Bergstrom Associates, working with non-profits on...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 6:20 AM
Two teens have told police they were attacked by a group of at least five youths downtown Tuesday evening just west of North Michigan Avenue.
A witness described the incident as similar to last weekend’s downtown attacks when 20 youths were...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:18 PM
About halfway through "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison," the final show of the 2010-11 season at the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, I found myself reflecting on the deep perils of dramatizing the memories of older folk.
It's a tempting perennial,...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:03 PM
One design feature we've added to the enhanced Chicago Tribune that debuted this week is a woodcut image tucked into our Page 1 nameplate. A series of Chicago-themed illustrations evoking a sense of the history of the city and the newspaper will rotate in...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:03 PM
As if commuting in the summer wasn't annoying enough, thanks to clueless tourists and extra traffic—summer is also detour season.
Between neighborhood and city-sponsored festivals and construction projects that shut down streets, buses are being...
| Jun 29, 2011
Baltimore City has no imminent plans to raze the old water tower in Roland Park, despite stated fears by a community group that is trying to protect and renovate the north Baltimore landmark, city officials say.
But officials say the city plans to do a...