| 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,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:06 AM
In honor of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis, who was fatally wounded in Chicago on December 29, 2011, Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower will be accepting donations on January 5th, 2012 from 6am-10:30pm to support his family.
Officer Lewis served...
| 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...
| 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
| 11:08 AM
It's a moment 100 people were waiting for.
The much-hyped downtown Chicago Chick-Fil-A has finally opened its doors. The Water Tower / Loyola area is sure to see some extra foot traffic in the coming weeks, as Chicagoans craving that southern style...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...