| Apr 1, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Dinner. Supper. Getting your grub on.
Whatever you call it, for many American families the simple act of a family meal has become rocket science.
Busy schedules often pre-empt the treasured ritual of sitting around a table and sharing a meal and...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:31 PM
“Why in the night sky are the lights hung?/Why is the Earth moving around the Sun?”
So many questions, so few answers. At the Chicago Theatre on Friday in the first of two-sold-out concerts, Robin Pecknold and his band Fleet Foxes stood in...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 10:14 AM
One of the casualties of the Blizzard of '11 is an historic West Side church, where two Gothic-style towers came down, sending stone, bricks and parts of the truss roof of the church into the sanctuary.
Rev. George W. Daniels, senior pastor of First...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 10:03 AM
The damage to a historic West Side church from the Groundhog Day Blizzard is estimated at more than $1 million, according to church officials.
The storm battered the roof of First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., as winds and...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:29 PM
UPDATE: Antwon Barr, 18, was located and was returned home safely, police said tonight. No additional information was released.
An 18-year-old man missing from his West Side home is mildly autistic and police are seeking the public's help in finding him....
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang.
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:34 PM
Hundreds of teenagers and 20-somethings queued up along Ashland Avenue before the gates opened at the Pitchfork Music Festival, enduring a relentless midday sun in exchange for the best vantage points around the festival stages.
Though Pitchfork's crowds...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The Pitchfork Music Festival added 11 bands Monday to its lineup, and announced that three-day passes for the July 13-15 event at Union Park are sold out.
The new additions include Sleigh Bells, Dirty Projectors, the Olivia Tremor Control, Flying Lotus,...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:25 PM
True to tradition, North Coast Music Festival announced a partial lineup of headliners for the third annual fest--Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Union Park--just after midnight on Monday evening, along with a Groupon deal for discounted fest passes. Within about 30...
| May 1, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Protestors marched from Union Park Tuesday with a variety of issues on their agenda; bank bailouts, workers rights and gay rights, among them.
On a day traditionally held to honor lives lost during Chicago’s Hay Market workers riot 126 years...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Occupy protesters, anti-war demonstrators and union supporters staged a series of May Day rallies and marches today with little disruption to the work day in Chicago's business district.
Protest groups and authorities alike saw the events as a tune-up...