| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:47 PM
A 70-year-old woman was found slain at her Magnolia Glen neighborhood home with trauma to her neck this afternoon on the North Side and a man is in custody, officials said.
At 12:10 p.m. police conducted a well-being check at an apartment in the 1300...
| Oct 1, 2013
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The following column by Change of Subject contributing editor and editorial board coordinator Jessica Reynolds appeared in today's print editions on page two, where the vacationing John Kass' column usually appears For years I've seen the car parked...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The opening shtick of "The Birds," surely one of the funniest camp parodies in off-Loop history, involves an actress playing Peggy Robertson, Alfred Hitchcock's assistant. The famously brittle Peggy leads the bemused audience from the Berger Mansion...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Glenview trustees recently passed a housing policy that reverses a change to a county ordinance that aimed to protect Section 8 voucher holders from discrimination.
Advocates for the recent county amendment say the village misinterpreted the purpose...
| Jun 23, 2013
Shortly before Illinois women won the right to vote, 100 years ago this week, the state's delegation to a suffragettes march in Washington was bitterly divided over the issue of what to call each other. Belle Squire, herself unmarried, insisted on...
| Jun 22, 2013
You've probably never heard of Betty Barclay.
Her only claim to fame is that a long time ago she helped out with the Girl Scouts and the Cub Scouts and the PTA, and when she realized her Edgewater neighborhood didn't have a library, she fought for one...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Spencer Meeks was walking home early Saturday on the Far North Side when a teenager on a bicycle grabbed his iPhone, but, thanks to an off-duty Chicago police officer and Meeks' reaction, the thief didn't get far. Charged with felony robbery, was Jose M....
| May 26, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Three men were shot to death overnight in separate Near North Side and South Side shootings, police said, and three other people survived attacks.
The manager of a South Side gentleman's club was killed and another person wounded in a shooting that...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Circus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer.
Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...