| Jun 19, 2013
Jacob Ciupe, 9, recently had a breakthrough: He told his mother he could tell she was happy.
Jacob hadn't recognized that emotion until he participated in a computer-based social skills program for children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder...
| Sep 12, 2013
New Northwestern University head basketball coach Chris Collins paid $2.55 million for a newly built seven-bedroom house in Winnetka.
A Northbrook native and son of former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins, Chris Collins starred at Duke University...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:29 AM
A man who implied he was armed robbed a Bucktown bank branch and fled with cash this morning, police said.
The robbery happened at the Cole Taylor bank branch on the 1900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood at about 10:15 a.m.,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A serial rapist who was paroled in 2009 only to attack three women in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood within weeks of his release has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.
Cook County prosecutors wanted Julius Anderson committed as a sexually violent...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:01 PM
It's hard to believe that one of my favorite burlesque shows is already celebrating it's second anniversary. That would be the case with Gorilla Tango's "A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque" which is celebrating a stunningly successful 2-year run this...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:22 PM
There's nothing new in Chicago about theater in small spaces — that's a crucial part of the city's aesthetic. If you glance at my recommended shows, you'll see several pieces staged in theaters with fewer than 100 seats, including "Rabbit,"...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Each and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
| Dec 13, 2012
Over the past few years, Logan Square has become more and more of a magnet for bar and restaurant owners looking to set up shop—and a flurry of new openings this fall and winter have only cemented this status. Here's a close-up look at one recent...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 3:22 PM
On Sept. 25, 1993, Robert O'Dubaine was gunned down in the garage of the Bucktown condo he shared with his girlfriend, Catherine Suh.
Investigation Discovery's "FBI: Criminal Pursuit" takes a looks at the infamous Chicago murder case at 9 p.m. April 8 in...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:34 PM
A Chicago woman pulled on a ski mask before her accomplice fired a stun gun about 15 times at a 55-year-old woman on a Bucktown street last month, allowing the pair to allegedly steal the woman's $40,000 engagement ring and $200 in cash, prosecutors...
| Oct 17, 2012
It looks like the folks at Gorilla Tango Theater are at it again! After scoring hits with "A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque," "Temple of Boobs:A Indiana Jones Burlesque", as well as "Hooter Rangers: A Spicy Morphin Burlesque", it looks like they will be...