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  • Beautiful new play teaches lesson in school decline

    Beautiful new play teaches lesson in school decline
    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...
  • 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...
  • C2E2's cosplay contest not without controversy and drama

    C2E2's cosplay contest not without controversy and drama
    The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay happened Saturday night. To translate: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, which has been held annually at McCormick Place since 2011 and last year drew more than 50,000 Darth Vaders, Dr. Whos and Spider-Men...
  • 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...
  • Longtime gay rights advocate Vernita Gray dies

    Longtime gay rights advocate Vernita Gray dies
    A longtime gay rights advocate most recently known for being part of the first gay couple to wed in Illinois died Tuesday night, friends said. Vernita Gray, 65, died just before midnight at her Edgewater Beach home after a long battle with breast...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tiki bars offer taste of the tropics

    Tiki bars offer taste of the tropics
    Bathed in an eerie blue glow, a narrow wall of tightly packed skulls looms over the staircase descending into Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest tiki lounge and most recent Lettuce Entertain You venture. Evocative of the shrunken heads of campy tales...