| Jan 28, 2014
Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s? We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history.
--Doris Ruchalski, Chicago
A: I was able to find some...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:04 AM
A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital early this morning after accidentally plunging over a CTA platform and falling onto the tracks in a Loop subway, police said.
The man had been looking for the train when he accidentally fell over the platform...
| Feb 2, 2014
Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck.
This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:43 AM
With John von Rhein's four-star review of "The Barber of Seville" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, we're adding the world of opera to The Theater Loop.
Check back often for news and reviews of opera, both in Chicago and beyond. We're happy to bring you...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is.
The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field.
"The opportunity to create...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If actions speak more loudly than words, then a hastily picked-up box of drugstore candy for Valentine's Day says, "I care enough to buy you cheap chocolate." To really raise the bar this year, surprise your valentine with one of these locally crafted...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:48 PM
The national touring company of "Motown: The Musical" will exit Chicago after no more than six months and head to Detroit and elsewhere, the producers announced on Thursday.
The show, which begins its first national tour in Chicago on Apr. 22 at the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:26 AM
On Oct. 28, veteran Chicago jazz broadcaster Dan Bindert found his dream job: station manager at the Chicago area's leading jazz outlet, WDCB-FM 90.9.
Three weeks later, Bindert expanded jazz programming on WDCB by an hour every weekday, in the crucial 6...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:32 AM
It's already been a long winter, and it's only January. Looking to embark on Operation Get the Ants Outta Your Kids’ Pants as you muddle through the rest of it? We’ve got your back.
Want to commune with nature…inside? Visit Garfield...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:31 AM
On the kind of snowy Saturday that begs you to stay inside, Chicago's Real Life Superheroes descended upon our fair city to hand out blankets and food to the Loop's homeless.
But first, Crusader Prime, a masked 40-something Indiana man in red spandex, a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Chris Swingler’s trip to the office took a little longer than usual Tuesday, which isn't surprising since he spent part of it pushing his bike out of the snow.
But despite the single-digit temperatures and unplowed streets, Swingler didn't see the...