| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Public League coaches were so upset at the way last year's map was drawn that they threatened to boycott the tournament and create their own instead.
That talk died down quickly and isn't likely to be rekindled, but the problem hasn't gone away.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Continuing the first family’s outreach to Chicago teens, President Barack Obama today welcomed 14 students and five chaperons from Chicago’s Hyde Park Academy High School to be among his guests at an informal luncheon in the...
| Apr 18, 2013
For Spiros Argiris and Gus Sellis, the story of their lives is written on the walls.
Argiris points around the room at the Valois Cafeteria's murals: the Museum of Science and Industry, Hyde Park Bank, the South Side lakeshore.
Then he points to the...
| 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......
| 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......
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2012
When A. Finkl & Sons moves its steel-making plant next year from the North Side to the site of an abandoned mill on East 93rd Street, it will bring with it a whiff of nostalgia tinged with bitterness.
More than a century ago, the steel industry made...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Kiara Johnson did not plan on a rap career.
In fact, she had never before rapped on record when her cousin, Donta Moye, 23, who produces music under the name Block on da Trakk, asked her to record a track at his house last summer. Johnson, then 18, of...