| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
William Kelly, the clown prince of local conservative media, was among those who ought to have been humiliated by Rich Miller's point-by-point takedown -- of the bogus rumor that the reason a boyhood home of Ronald Reagan is being bulldozed......
| Dec 30, 2012
Janice Patterson remembers calling her mother to announce she was engaged. There wasn't much excitement on the other end of the line.
"She said, 'Well, I'll tell your father. It's your life,' Janice recalls. "Then she said, 'I have to get off the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:32 PM
You may well think you have seen David Auburn's "Proof," the story of a single, 25-year-old Hyde Park woman grieving for the mathematically brilliant father who has left her bereft. The Broadway national tour came through Chicago. There was a very solid...
| 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 8, 2013
| 11:17 AM
You can imagine the scene in thousands of family rooms: "Mom and Dad, I want to major in comedy." Silence. "Comedy? Not on our dime, you don't."
To some parents, the notion of heading to Columbia College Chicago for a full-on degree program in matters...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:50 AM
This is a busy theater weekend in Chicago. Playwright David Auburn's "Proof" comes home to Hyde Park after 13 years, and at the Goodman Theatre, William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" takes a trip, perhaps a strange trip, to 1970s New York, an era...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Short of stature but huge in talent, Chicago tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin was known around the world as the “Little Giant.”
He ranked among the greatest tenor men produced by this city — or any other — and his death in France...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Members of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s family said this morning they are struggling in the aftermath of Jackson being charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.
"We felt the impact of this court," said Jonathan Jackson today outside the Rainbow PUSH...
| Feb 17, 2013
Hours after Destini Warren, 14, attended President Barack Obama's speech that focused on gun violence Friday, her family learned of a tragic irony.
Destini's sister, Janay McFarlane, 18, was the victim of the very thing the president condemned at Hyde...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Hours after Destini Warren, 14, attended President Barack Obama’s speech against gun violence Friday, her family learned of a terrible irony.
Destini’s sister, Janay McFarlane, 18, was the victim of the very thing that the President was...