| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Without personally saying goodbye, the longtime leader of one of Chicago’s most prominent Reform Jewish synagogues has stepped down, abruptly announcing his retirement in a letter to the congregation that was mailed the day after he quit.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park.
Those plans were derailed, however, as...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on Tuesday unveiled her plan for a $148 million dormitory complex at the University of Chicago, the latest in a series of bold designs that have remade the storied, once-frumpy neo-Gothic enclave.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:05 AM
For Chicago jazz lovers, the best part of summer starts Thursday.
That's when the ninth annual Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series launches at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. For six consecutive Thursday evenings, some of Chicago's most...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Tucked away on shady 57th street in Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Chicago campus, is O'Gara & Wilson bookshop. The store has been on this street, in some form or another, since 1882.
Over the years, the bookshop weathered the Great...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival won't kick off until the end of next month, but, until then, listeners can look forward to another, somewhat different kind of musical celebration.
The 7th Chicago Latin Jazz Festival for the first time will span...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Chicago’s period-instrument orchestra Baroque Band has announced dates, artists and programming for its seventh season, 2013-14.
With founder and artistic director Garry Clarke taking a year’s leave of absence, concerts will be led by...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Several of the most intriguing bands in Chicago jazz, as well as national and international artists, will converge on the city's South Side for the seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 28-29 in superb venues across the neighborhood....
| Jun 26, 2013
"Whenever someone mentions Chicago to me these days, whenever someone just says the word 'Chicago,' literally the first thing I think of are carpet ads," cartoonist Daniel Clowes said this week from his home in Oakland, Calif. "Magikist signs, Mohawk ads....
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Boris Gendelev Real name: Boris Gendelev Gender: Male Year of Birth: 1961 Occupation: Data-driven target marketing consultant, data cruncher, predictive model builder, and when needed, software developer. For the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Ronald Reagan's childhood home is demolished at 832 E. 57th Street in Chicago, April 2, 2013. The building sits at the corner of Maryland and 57th Street across from The Center for Care and Discovery - The......