| Aug 28, 2014
In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Former Mayor Jane Byrne made a rare public appearance Friday as Chicago’s main confluence of major highways was renamed in her honor, a nod to her status as the only female ever elected to the city’s top political post.
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For Marko Lucht, what started as a summer job appealed to him so much that it became a career.
Today, Lucht, 63, is a dock master at Crowley’s Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Harry Caray’s famous investors are lending more than just their money to the new 7th Inning Stretch location in Water Tower Place.
Patrick Kane will appear Sept. 14 at the Chicago Sports Museum, located inside 7th Inning Stretch. The Blackhawks...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:43 PM
"Run through a wall for each other. Stop caring so much and have a ball out there."
Jackie Robinson West manager Darold Butler pushed all the right buttons, including that in-game speech Sunday, to help lift his team to the Little League World Series...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Chicago's love affair with the U.S. champion Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Little League team will continue Wednesday with a welcome home rally and parade that will start on the Far South Side and wind north to Millennium Park.
The rally will kick off...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Chicago’s Little League team fell short of winning a world title Sunday, but many of the more than 1,000 fans at two city public watch parties still walked away smiling.
“They might not have won the World Series but they’re still...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Some of daytime's most popular talkshows are off to strong ratings starts this fall, with "Ellen" having its best premiere-week ever and "Live With Kelly & Michael" attracting its largest opening-frame audience in seven years.
Also, "Wendy Williams"...
| Sep 11, 2014
For once, be glad you're toting a stroller and safety seat.
When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. Congratulate yourselves for avoiding the summer crowds and grabbing a great deal...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:41 AM
"Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...