| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:44 PM
When I heard about Chicago's new plan to gather "big data" by installing sensors all across the city, I felt a little nervous. Then I got this memo.
Now I feel just fine.
Greetings Chicagoans and visitors to Chicago:
I'm a light-pole-...
| Jun 27, 2014
Too bad you can't get there from here.
Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs.
Well, OK, you can...
| Jul 1, 2014
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years.
"There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:21 PM
More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters.
Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Thank you for your column highlighting the lack of civility on the “L.”
May I add a note of frustration related to my commute to and from the Loop by bus based on my experiences after knee-replacement surgery. Young men are among the last to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
The Hong Kong-based parent company of the luxury Langham hotel in Chicago is looking to build a second hotel here after losing a bid to buy Oprah's studios in the West Loop and construct one there, Langham Hospitality Group CEO Bob Warman said in an...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The developers behind "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" often hear the same familiar line from Xbox owners who've downloaded and played the online tank combat game.
"They say, 'OK, this demo is great, but when is it actually coming out?' And we're...
| Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up.
Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play.
According to their contracts...