| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
You probably know close to nothing about “Underemployed” -- other than the fact that the MTV show spent the summer filming in Chicago. The brand new series doesn’t have a star like “Boss,” as many recognizable faces as...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 11:43 AM
It's that time of year again. Pride is in the air around the world for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community now that June has arrived. Parades, festivals, music, parties, shirtless boys, dykes on bikes, and more rainbows than you can...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:54 AM
UPDATE: Police this morning said Juliana Homer was found and reunited with her family. No other details were released.
A 15-year-old girl with health problems visiting from California is missing in Chicago, police said today while asking for the public's...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The CTA said it is discontinuing a bus route it operates between the Clybourn and Western Metra stations during morning rush hour after the CTA and Metra could not come to agreement about Metra paying more for the service.
The No. 33 Mag Mile Express...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Some big new theaters cost tens of millions of dollars — even more than a decade ago, the new Goodman Theatre in the Loop cost $46 million. The new Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis cost in the region of $125 million in 2006. In Washington, D.C., the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost?
That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:42 PM
A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted.
There are, of course, the stars, those...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Megan Crepeau I'm late to this, since the blog seems to have been around for a while, but if you haven't seen Calumet 412 yet either, today's the day to check it out. The blogger is a collector of......
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Nearly 50 government officials and community members toured the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center on Tuesday as part of burgeoning efforts to restore and re-open the …...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 9:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "Shout!" ★★½ Through Aug. 14 at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes; Tickets: $41-$49 at 847-634-0200 or ticketmaster.com If there's one thing that most of the songs in “...