| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
Though in recent...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:12 PM
A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg early this morning during a party on the 22nd floor of a Loop hotel, police said.
The shooting, one of several overnight shooting incidents across the city that left at least six other people injured, happened about...
| Jan 23, 2013
A prized piece of River North real estate on the same corner that was supposed to accommodate a state-of-the-art synagogue and community center has been purchased by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to build its first meetinghouse in...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
A man who previously has served two stints in federal prison for Chicago-area bank robberies has been charged in another heist and is suspected in four others and an attempted robbery in the last month.
Sharkey Elam, 67, was arrested Thursday after a...
| Jan 13, 2013
With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between.
Its last southbound train crashed into an...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:29 PM
When Bank of America credit officer Dan Petrik and his team sat down in early 2007 to analyze Sam Zell's plan to take control of Tribune Co., their numbers showed that the complex deal failed to meet five of the bank's 10 lending guidelines.
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Police have launched a death investigation after a CTA conductor discovered a mangled body on the Blue Line El tracks in the Loop early this morning.
The body was found about 1:45 a.m. near the platform of the LaSalle station in the 100 block of West...
| Jan 17, 2013
What you hold in your hands is our favorite issue of the year. We get to revisit our sauce-stained notebooks and offer raised glasses to the restaurants and chefs we felt best defined Chicago's dining scene these past 12 months.
This marks our third...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:10 AM
A 16-year-old boy and a woman were among four people shot overnight in the city, police said.
Someone shot the woman in the leg about 5:20 a.m. today while she was outside in the 700 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Loop Gate neighborhood,...
| Dec 31, 2012
Public transportation became an absolute necessity for Chicago around 1860, when the city's population had ballooned to more than 112,000 from about 30,000 only 10 years earlier.
About 7,000 horses were pulling transit vehicles in the city by the 1880s....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:02 AM
"The Book of Mormon" pulled down a whopping $1,493,961 in its first full week of sold-out performances at the Bank of America Theatre, breaking the house record for that Loop venue.
That means "Book of Mormon" raked in more cash than "Jersey Boys"...