| 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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Is the grass too long and the weather too hot to mow? Are you looking out the window at all the new kids, literally, on the block?
Maybe it's time to leave your old life behind and begin an exciting new one. Short of moving to Costa Rica, there is a...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:47 PM
There's a moment in "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting," the terrific new show at the Lookingglass Theatre, when the caller of the 1947 meeting, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, throws a crumpled shirt into the arms of Jackie...
| 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...