| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Election Day has arrived, and President Barack Obama has returned to Chicago for what he hopes will be a victory celebration tonight.
After watching the results come in, the president is expected to address supporters tonight at a McCormick Place rally....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:22 PM
In honor of the election, have a day date in President Obama's neighborhood, Chicago's Hyde Park. Start with breakfast at one of his favorite local restaurants, Valois Cafeteria (http://www.valoisrestaurant.com/). After, check out the new Charlie...
| Nov 8, 2012
For many in Chicago's Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, Wednesday was a day to celebrate.
There would be another time to worry about the fragile economy, the loss of jobs and the escalating violence in neighborhoods farther south.
Many had stayed...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Plaques usually mark places of great importance or commemorate their significance to humanity.
The moon landing, the Kennedy assassination and now there’s one marking the spot where the first couple shared their first kiss.
The plaque placed...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Fascinating music constantly bubbles up from the caldron that is Chicago jazz, the latest example coming from the horn and pen of Josh Berman.
The very fact that he plays cornet, an instrument largely relegated to the history books, and collaborates with...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Two months ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival made a bold move, presenting performances for the first time on the South Side of Chicago, in Ellis Park. Throngs turned out.
Next month, the World Music Festival will take a bold step, for the first time...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 9:18 PM
Morgan Park guard Kyle Davis, one of the top seniors in the state, orally committed to Dayton on Sunday night, according to Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin.
Coming off a great showing on the AAU circuit, the 6-foot Davis chose Dayton despite offers from Big...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The rising stage director Henry Wishcamper has become a member of the Goodman's artistic collective. These artistic associates are closely involved with the life of Chicago's biggest non-profit theater.
Wishcamper has moved to Chicago to take up the gig;...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:47 PM
ELLISON BAY, Wis. — The sweet aroma of onions caramelizing in a skillet is impossible to miss as vacationers enter the classroom in an old schoolhouse not far from the northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula.
The 16 students, a mix from children...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:42 PM
The fall seasons looks so rich for jazz and related genres that these must be considered the highlights of the highlights:
The rising Chicago trumpeter leads a septet for the 2012 Hyde Park Jazz Festival Gala. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (with...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:47 PM
If you've ever attended a major jazz event in Chicago, there's a good chance you've met Judith Stein.
She's the enthusiastic woman perpetually doling out postcards for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, urging everyone to come to the South Side for what has...