| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
In 51 years, no concussions. Despite low-hanging pipes that loop across ceilings and snake down walls, work spaces with clearances barely 5 feet high, and a tight maze full of blind spots where customers could easily collide — the Seminary Co-op...
| Oct 1, 2012
Last week, I took a reader up on an invite to come and visit. Jackie Walker is part of the "Chicago Women's Mastermind Group," which meets in a Hyde Park apartment.
Previously I had mentioned on Page 2 how a group of my newsroom colleagues and I went...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:19 AM
A 20-year-old man was killed Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a Metra Electric Line train in the Hyde Park neighborhood, officials said.
The No. 237 train struck the person at about 5:50 p.m. at 53rd Street and Chicago Fire Department paramedics...
| 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 14, 2013
Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight."
There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it.
Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...
| Apr 3, 2013
Joe Herb McFarlane's legs shook as he awaited the first time he would be in the same room with the man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter.
Jim McPherson, 21, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the Feb. 15 death of Janay...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:53 AM
We're about to begin a remarkably lively jazz weekend, even by Chicago standards. Among the highlights:
The Engines: This enterprising ensemble has been offering a stylistically free-ranging music for nearly a decade, but this weekend's engagement...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:29 AM
On Sunday I arrived in Hyde Park straight from O'Hare airport for a matinee performance of "Proof," directed by Charles Newell and now extended through April 14.
Less than 24 hours before, I'd seen a hot young TV star in a Broadway show. I'm not...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Robert Shaw was a popular name with bank robbery suspects last week as the FBI cleared up two city heists with the charging of two different Chicago men with the same name.
Robert Leslie Shaw, 55, was charged Tuesday with the Feb. 28 robbery of a...