| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Just months after assuring riders that the CTA had financially steadied the ship for years to come, the transit agency reported Wednesday that it is sailing into a $10.1 million deficit for 2013 that could grow even larger by year's end.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
"Didn't he play a serial killer?" an editor asked when I brought up Gary Cole's name not long ago. Not a serial killer, but the 1984 TV miniseries "Fatal Vision" was Cole's first major role. Playing Jeffrey MacDonald, the real-life Army doctor who was...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 AM
In 1955, a 27-year-old singer appeared at the Chicago Theatre. Although she was becoming known for her singing on a TV show from New York, known informally as "Tonight," the pretty vocalist was by no means top of this Loop variety bill. She came in...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Robert Channick reports that beginning Sept. 3, WGN-AM 720 is reconfiguring its programming lineup: Morning man Jonathon Brandmeier, who joined WGN two years ago, is being shifted to a new virtual FM station -- wgnfm.com -- while the station looks......
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Join Anna Chlumsky, Emmy-nominated for her supporting turn this season on the HBO comedy "Veep," for a live video chat Monday at 11 a.m. PDT.
Chlumsky, who plays the careerist chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' vice president, was one of three...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:25 PM
August Wilson used the different decades of African-American experience to organize his life's work. The very juicy playwright Leslye Headland is expeditiously working her way through the Seven Deadly Sins.
Hollywood already has found Headland's take on...
| Aug 25, 2013
Contrary to what the guidebooks say, there is more than one Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
The one at State and Kinzie streets has Garfield Goose, Oprah's door and a camera from the first Kennedy-Nixon debate. But a few blocks away on...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:05 AM
For Chicago jazz lovers, the best part of summer starts Thursday.
That's when the ninth annual Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series launches at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. For six consecutive Thursday evenings, some of Chicago's most...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A 10-year-old girl was listed in serious-to-critical condition after falling over the railing near an escalator at a Loop department store Friday afternoon and landing at least two floors down, according to a police report.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Lock on, Chicago.
If you’re biking the city this summer, you’ll need to invest in a good lock (or four, depending on how paranoid you are). Otherwise, you’re vulnerable to bike theft.
Bike theft is common in major cities, and all the...
| Jul 5, 2013
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.
With exposed ductwork, 11-foot ceilings, original concrete floors and big windows, the loft-...