| May 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
I attended high school in Chicago's upper-class Lincoln Park neighborhood, surrounded by brownstone mansions and designer boutiques.
Though I was no stranger to the concept of violence-- we went through metal detectors and had police officers on staff at...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Consider this TV hospice.
Or perhaps a premature eulogy.
Whatever it is, until the other day I worried: Could I find the words to honor “Happy Endings”?
Do I call it a “good show”? A “kind show”?
Do I write a...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:09 AM
A 13-year-old boy and two others were wounded in shootings on the North and South sides Thursday.
The teen was shot in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood around 8:25 p.m., police said. He was taken to Comer Children's...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:43 AM
A man was wounded when shots were fired from a black Mercedes SUV at a white Cadillac Escalade in the Jefferson Park neighborhood this morning, in what police are calling an apparent case of road rage.
The Escalade had pulled up to a home in the 4400...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A man was wounded when shots were fired from one car at another in the Jefferson Park neighborhood in what police are calling a case of road rage. The shooting occurred around 5:40 a.m....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
A Los Angeles woman with Alzheimer's disease visiting a friend in the Logan Square neighborhood disappeared Saturday, police said.
Carmen "Chela" Garza, 74, has been visiting and staying with a friend near Armitage Avenue and Rockwell Street and...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:57 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Governor Jerry Brown will be in Southern California on Monday making his final push to pass Proposition 30.
On Sunday, Brown's Prop. 30 tour took him four churches in South L.A. -- West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Jefferson...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Dog walkers everywhere, beware. No one wants to see your dog’s feces laying on the sidewalk, especially in East Harlem where local politicans have decided to launch a “No Poop Fairy” campaign.
The campaign, that originated in Colorado,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:26 AM
At a breakfast event Thursday attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Goodman Theatre said that it had raised $10 million towards the $15-million goal of its new endowment campaign, dubbed "Endowing Excellence: The Campaign for Goodman Theatre."
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Jonathan Berry, one of the Chicago theater's most promising young directors, has scored a Gotham gig.
Berry, whose superb production of “Festen” finally closes this weekend at the Steep Theatre, will direct Andrew Hinderaker's “Suicide,...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 4:16 PM
As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour.
On another fall afternoon, three tour...