| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:37 AM
If I were to identify the number one growth industry in Chicago music during my 36 years on the classical beat, it would unquestionably be chamber music.
Instrumental and vocal groups of every description have popped up across the metropolitan area, and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting: Lauded Chicago-based tech start-up Threadless, an online T-shirt company that crowdsources designs, has laid off more than a quarter of its staff and closed its Lakeview store. The CEO says the company has...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Ani Gogova and Ian Maksin: The Chicago-based piano-cello duo performs as part of the Jewel Box Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Recital Hall and Auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; $10-$25; 773-442-4636, boxoffice.neiu.edu...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Police say a suburban ambulance driver was three times over the legal limit for alcohol when he ran a red light, his emergency lights and sirens on, and crashed into a pickup truck in the Sheridan Park neighborhood on the North Side.
John P. Lara, 31,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of overnight news from the Tribune's breaking news desk:
• An 80-year-old man was pronounced dead Friday night from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a van Thursday morning in the city's Lakeview neighborhood. Read more.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:48 AM
An 80-year-old man was pronounced dead Friday night from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a van Thursday morning in the city's Lakeview neighborhood.
About 8:45 a.m. Thursday, according to preliminary information, the man was struck near...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:06 AM
A 24-year-old woman was taken to a hospital following a sexual assault Sunday morning in the Lakeview neighborhood, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
At 4:30 a.m., an ambulance responded to the 400 block of West Belmont Avenue on the North...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Nicole Steeves doesn't want her daughter to feel like an outcast when classmates share their experiences from church and talk about learning to live like Jesus.
The 37-year-old librarian and her husband have gone to great lengths to teach their...
| Sep 17, 2013
Pop-up Halloween shops have arisen in vacant storefronts across the south suburbs to help us celebrate the season of the witch in the style to which we have become accustomed.
Spirit Halloween has the most shops in the south suburbs this year as the...
| Sep 19, 2013
"The cheesesteak is a superior sandwich to the Chicago Italian beef," my friend from Philadelphia told me. Them's fightin' words.
My knee-jerk reaction was defensiveness and outrage, but this lasted all of five seconds before my fist relaxed its clench....
| Sep 24, 2013
I am a resident of Chicago, I lived 25 years in Lakeview and my son Ricky was murdered in Logan Square on Aug. 3, 2012. He was 24 years old.
The most gun-ridden area of Chicago is a few minutes away from Indiana. Because of the porosity of our borders...