| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Four years ago, Janesh Rahlan watched the Grant Park presidential election extravaganza play out on TV from the confines of his parent's Aurora home.
"I did want to go, but my parents said that is not happening on a school night," said Rahlan, now 20 and...
| Nov 4, 2012
While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Just when you thought it was safe to dip your toe into summer music, along comes Riccardo Muti to say, "Not so fast." The winter classical music season has, insofar as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is concerned, three more weeks to run.
| May 7, 2013
| 11:24 AM
For ages, mankind has been fascinated by rivers, not simply as natural resources and avenues of commercial conveyance, but also as symbols, metaphors and ideas. Countless artists, composers, writers and thinkers have pondered the significance of these...
| Jul 9, 2013
Review: Lao 18
18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
The mission for Lao 18, the new restaurant from Chicago's regional Chinese cooking master, chef Tony Hu, is simple: "I want to bring Chinatown downtown."
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:46 AM
Shootings across the city left at least one man dead and eight people wounded Sunday, police said.
Two people were shot and one died in a shooting about 8:04 a.m. in the 2300 block of West Lake Street in the West Town neighborhood, Chicago Police...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Riders who use the Cermak-Chinatown station just can't catch a break.
Five years ago, a semi-trailer truck crashed into the station escalator, killing two people and injuring about two dozen more.
Over the next few years, the CTA overhauled the...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:45 AM
A long-standing dispute between the owners of two Chinese restaurants bearing the same name has made its way beyond Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood and into Cook County Court.
For more than three years, Triple Crown Restaurant at 2217 S....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What do you get when you cross a dragon with a boat?
Depending on your imagination, you could get a lot of things. But the first thing you’d get, “dragon boating,” is more than just a badass-sounding compound word. It’s a 1,000-...
| Mar 20, 2013
Mini-review: Ahjoomah's Apron
218 W. Cermak Road 312-326-2800
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
I live a few blocks from much-adored Korean barbecue joint Cho Sun Ok, so if I'm going to take the 40-minute Red Line ride to Chinatown for Korean...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The camera hovers inches above the lush tallgrass, the shot panning past the gold prairie that sways to the wind. This pastoral video imagery, projected on walls at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, represents time zero in the exhibit's narrative. We are...