| 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 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:01 PM
She was an attorney at a big Chicago law firm. He was a Harvard Law student who landed a job there as a summer associate. He was immediately smitten. She wasn't so sure. But he won her over, and the couple sealed their budding romance with a kiss at the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Bob Katzman of Bob Katzman's Magazine Museum in Skokie first called last summer.
He really wanted a story, he explained, because, well, he had such a great story to tell: He had 140,000 magazines and newspapers, flags from around the world, buttons that...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
A third-year biochemistry student at the University of Chicago went missing Wednesday night, and his family suspects Austin Hudson-Lapore, 20, had ventured out to watch the storms passing through the city.
At a press conference Friday night, his father,...
| Jun 15, 2013
— Continuing the first family's outreach to Chicago teens, President Barack Obama on Friday 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 State Dining...