| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Having just moved from the South Side to the North, and having been spoiled by the elegant new pedestrian underpasses in Jackson Park, I am appalled by the dilapidated walkways under North Lake Shore Drive at Streeterville, between Navy Pier and Oak...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 6:51 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team that stole the hearts of Chicago isn't going away any time soon.
Despite the 8-4 loss to South Korea in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game, the celebration of the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The right lane and shoulder of northbound upper Lake Shore Drive will be closed Monday between Illinois Street and Grand Avenue as construction begins on the Navy Pier Flyover project.
The $60 million, three-phase elevated lakefront path is expected...
| Mar 14, 2014
"The Machine Inside: Biomechanics"
Through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-665-7400, fieldmuseum.org)
The gist: Discover the biological secrets of everything from cheetahs to ants to Venus flytraps.
Go if you ever...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
| Mar 9, 2014
Sure, Mother Nature has been metaphorically pelting us with slush balls for months. But here's an opportunity to take the sting out of our Viking winter: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is coming.
The show runs Saturday through March 23 at Navy Pier....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Though part of the strength of "Divergent" is that it's much more than just a love story, the big-screen version of suburban-Chicago-raised Veronica Roth's massive novel simply wouldn't work with underwhelming leads. So 100 gold stars for the casting...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The veteran Chicago actor Larry Yando, best known currently for his annual turn as Ebenezer Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre, will play King Lear in a new production of William Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
Carl Kasell, sober-voiced radio newsman-turned-comic foil, will retire from his role as official judge and scorekeeper of the hit NPR comedy-quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Kasell and NPR announced Tuesday.
| May 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
As the rules for a state medical marijuana pilot program are being finalized, a group of proponents has announced that a cannabis conference will be held in Chicago in June.
A handful of people — including a doctor, a consultant and the vice...