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  • Ask Tom: Was 1954 flooding related to a remnant hurricane?

    Dear Tom, Growing up in Chicago I remember some very heavy rain and flooding in October 1954. Was that related to a remnant hurricane? — Shirley V., Hazel Crest   Dear Shirley, October 1954, with 12.06 inches of rain, stands as the city's...
  • These marathon plays can deliver some epic rewards

     These marathon plays can deliver some epic rewards
    By 11 p.m. Sunday night, the roughly two dozen cast members of The Hypocrites' production of Sean Graney's "All Our Tragic" had been together with their deeply loyal audience (and their hardworking crew) for 12 straight hours. They'd eaten pita bread...
  • Chicago Children's Theatre eyes a new home in the West Loop

    Chicago Children's Theatre eyes a new home in the West Loop
    Chicago Children's Theatre, a non-profit, Equity-affiliated Chicago theater company that specializes in work for young audiences, is eyeing a potential new home in the West Loop, where this is still little competition in the arena of live performance....
  • Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building

    Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building
    A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in the  South Loop. Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and...
  • Help readers find lost recipes

    Help readers find lost recipes
    Q: Enjoyed your May 28, 2014, article: "Longing for Hong Kong Steak." Here's another Chicago challenge: "Nello's spaghetti and fried chicken." Nello's restaurant was located in Chicago's Little Italy area of 24th and Oakley back in the '40s and '50s and...
  • CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones

    CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones
    The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month. The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
  • Curating curiosity

    Curating curiosity
    To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
  • Police mistakes led to Chicago cop's death

    Police mistakes led to Chicago cop's death
    The white van raced on and off the Dan Ryan Expressway on a flat tire, nearly sideswiping a car and almost hitting two pedestrians. Behind it giving chase was a Calumet Park police officer — his patrol car lights flashing and siren blaring —...
  • First look inside the new Soho House Chicago

    First look inside the new Soho House Chicago
    Nick Jones says he can tell within five minutes whether a space is right for Soho House, the private members club for "creative souls" that he has been bringing to cities across the globe. It took him even less time on his first visit to the century-old...
  • Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Monster Food Truck Rally The Plant 1400 W. 46th St. 773-847-5523 Snack on La Adelita's Mexican food, DonerMen's German street snacks and Pleasant House Bakery's pies all in one place while you sip beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company and listen...
  • Janel Landon, communications consultant, 1948-2014

    Janel Landon, communications consultant, 1948-2014
    Janel Landon was a communications consultant who did work for Republican political interests in Illinois and nationally and also taught at several Chicago-area universities, including the College of Communication at DePaul University. She had been a...