| Oct 12, 2012
The Chicago Humanities Festival will explore the theme of "America" this year, so it was wholly appropriate that its Gala Benefit Evening featured two musicians well equipped to take on distinctly American music.
The 23d annual festival hasn't officially...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Two men were killed and a police officer was injured in separate traffic accidents overnight in Chicago, authorities said.
In Rogers Park, a man identified as Michael Schaefer, 34, was struck by a cab in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road and declared...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:28 PM
President Obama made history Thursday afternoon as the first president to vote early.
Obama greeted poll workers at a facility on the South Side around 4 p.m. and then casted his ballot.
Obama also stopped at a campaign office in Hyde Park. He told...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Some early Chicago area farmers markets will open their tables this month with the first produce of the season--although wacky temperatures coaxed ramps and asparagus out in April this year.
Among the first will be Green City Market, which moves outdoors...
| May 10, 2012
| 10:58 AM
"Ani Afshar: Woven Gardens and Shredded Shadows"
May 20 - September 2
Hyde Park Art CenterAni Afshar 5020 South Cornell Avenue Chicago
| May 11, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Metra plans to close five stations around McCormick Place during the NATO summit May 19-21, and is advising passengers on all its lines they will be subject to screening and baggage checks and severe restrictions on what they can carry on trains those...
| May 13, 2012
Even people who don't play the market are thinking this week about buying stock in Facebook's initial public offering of shares.
One hundred six years ago, Sears, Roebuck and Co. was its era's version of a hot tech company. Like Facebook, Apple or...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Metra will keep the 95th Street Station on the Metra Electric District Line open on Monday, May 21, the last day of the NATO summit, the agency announced today.
That station had been scheduled to be one of 26 closed on Monday but now will be open to...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:11 AM
A 35-year-old man was fatally wounded and at least eight others were injured in separate overnight shootings across the city.
The shootings, which occurred between late Sunday and this morning, continued a streak of shootings that occurred during the...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The University of Chicago's efforts to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding its campus suggests a similar opportunity is available for the Baltimore City neighborhood of Charles Village.
As recently reported elsewhere, the University of Chicago has...