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  • Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann

    Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann
    Bill Hillmann's "The Old Neighborhood" is about coming up the hard way on the streets of Chicago. It's about growing up in a place where all the choices seem bad. It's about a world where problems are solved with fists and bullets rather than words or...
  • REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Exit Strategy' by Jackalope Theatre ★★★★
    At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
  • The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition

    The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition
    Chicago was recently named one of the most playful cities in the United States by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that seeks to make play accessible to all kids. We’re not talking Minecraft marathons or Candy Crush sessions but play in...
  • Five Chicago books to read by Lit Fest authors

    Five Chicago books to read by Lit Fest authors
    Stuart Dybek is sure to be the talk of Printers Row Lit Fest this year, as he returns in June with two new story collections, "Paper Lantern" and "Ecstatic Cahoots." He appeared at the first Lit Fest in 1985, and this year, he will be awarded the Near...
  • Authors D-G

       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • Cops: Man falsely reported person fell in lake on North Side

    Cops: Man falsely reported person fell in lake on North Side
    An Edgewater man has been charged with making a false emergency call after Chicago Police and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Lake Michigan near Edgewater Beach for a person in the water this morning, authorities said. Daniel Grunauer, 30, of the 5800...
  • Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014

     Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014
    Ron Dorfman's soft-spoken manner belied his strong journalistic convictions and his willingness to fight for a range of progressive principles, even if it meant leaving a job. In December, Mr. Dorfman and his partner of 20 years, Ken Ilio, became the...
  • Designer's off-the-wall twist

    Designer's off-the-wall twist
    David Staten can tell you what to hang over your sofa. After all, it's a common question from customers who purchase furniture from Room & Board, where Staten is the Chicago visual manager, responsible for dressing stores in a way that invites people to...
  • Aunt: Gresham slaying victim struggled with addiction, depression

    Aunt: Gresham slaying victim struggled with addiction, depression
    There were times when Robert Udrow appeared to be in control of the addictions and mental health issues that plagued his family. But after each sign of progress – a job or a completed college class – those old demons would return. "He...
  • Sentinel's all-area wrestling team

    Sentinel's all-area wrestling team
    WRESTLERS OF YEAR Jake Spengler Sr., Lake Highland Prep, 152 The Buzz: Three-time state champion will wrestle at Virginia Tech. Fox Baldwin Jr., Kissimmee Osceola, 160 The Buzz: Four-time state champion has oral commitment to Virginia. FIRST...
  • Clerk issues more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    Clerk issues more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples
    Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.  According to a news release from...