| May 18, 2014
| 8:47 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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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.
| Apr 11, 2014
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:13 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:35 AM
WRESTLERS OF YEAR
Sr., Lake Highland Prep, 152
The Buzz: Three-time state champion will wrestle at Virginia Tech.
Jr., Kissimmee Osceola, 160
The Buzz: Four-time state champion has oral commitment to Virginia.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:19 PM
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.
| Feb 13, 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...