| 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...
| Apr 3, 2013
Joe Herb McFarlane's legs shook as he awaited the first time he would be in the same room with the man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter.
Jim McPherson, 21, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the Feb. 15 death of Janay...
| Nov 25, 2012
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season.
Jarrett stopped by...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Court Theatre, the longstanding Equity company in residence at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, will stage the Chicago premiere of Katori Hall's Broadway play about Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Mountaintop," as part of its 2013-14 season, along...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
For all of Simeon's victories on the basketball court, the program's most famous story is one of loss.
The 1984 shooting death of Ben Wilson, a Simeon forward then considered by many to be the best high school basketball player in the country, resonated...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
In 51 years, no concussions. Despite low-hanging pipes that loop across ceilings and snake down walls, work spaces with clearances barely 5 feet high, and a tight maze full of blind spots where customers could easily collide — the Seminary Co-op...
| 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...