| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The less I say about the premise of “Bad Johnson,” the better.
The last time I filed a story on the independent comedy starring Cam Gigandet and Jamie Chung – which filmed in Chicago for 20 days in 2012 – I received a brief crash...
| Feb 14, 2014
The cold has been relentless, the snow keeps piling up and 20 degrees sounds almost tropical. In a city known for harsh winters, could this be the worst one of your lifetime?
The short answer: Quite possibly. But that depends on age and perspective....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Locally inspired Valentine’s Day gifts certain to put a smile on your beloved’s face, especially if you both love Chicago almost as much as you love each other.
Abbey Brown body oils. Ditch the typical roses and give Rosebuds Body Oil,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The burglar who tried to break into a Wicker Park bar last week came up empty after trying to pull a door he should have pushed—and damaging the door too much to open it, according to the bar’s owner and video surveillance of the break-in...
| Dec 25, 2013
At a glance, the scene of people unloading trucks and unpacking boxes at a Bucktown neighborhood church on a recent Saturday could have been any end-of-year donation drive for the Chicago area's less fortunate.
But instead of unacquainted volunteers...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The Chicago-based actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tracy Letts is headed back to Broadway this spring, it was announced on Wednesday.
Letts will star (alongside Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, and Marisa Tomei) in a star-encrusted...
| Oct 17, 2013
They both had so much to celebrate. So Stacy Jurich and her close friend, Natasha McShane, an exchange student from Northern Ireland , spent the night dancing — McShane in her favorite boots — before starting the half-mile walk back to Jurich'...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Eleven people were injured in an early-morning crash in the Northwest Side's Bucktown neighborhood, authorities said.
Five vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened about 2:15 a.m.at the intersection of North Western and West Armitage avenues,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A trauma surgeon who treated an exchange student from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten with a baseball bat during a Bucktown mugging testified that the student was “making sounds but not comprehensible words.”
Dr. Marius Katilius said...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Editor's note: This article ran in the July 10, 2013, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . Three years after an Irish exchange student and her friend were beaten unconscious and robbed under a Bucktown viaduct, the woman who acted as the getaway driver has...