| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.
According to a news release from...
| Mar 1, 2014
After a snowstorm this winter, Robin Hoecker had to cancel plans to walk to Lincoln Square with her mother to shop. Because her mom has nerve damage in her leg, traversing the walkways made treacherous by snow and ice was too risky.
"We couldn't walk...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:05 AM
The idea of car-free streets might seem pointless to some, but if selected thoughtfully they are just the kind of peaceful havens that are in too-short supply in Chicago, a civic group says.
That group, which for years has advocated pedestrian- and...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening I'll be the guest host on "Sweet Folk Chicago" (WFMT-FM 98.7) spinning a selection of my favorite Christmas songs, some of which I'm betting you've never heard and will be glad to learn.......
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Chicago Whovians, you have the chance to the see "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" in theaters in 3D on Nov. 23.
BBC America today announced the locations for theatrical screenings of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary special, which airs on the network...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
| Sep 19, 2013
Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will lead a discussion about marriage equality in the next Chicago Forward on Oct. 1.
The event is at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. For tickets, which cost $20: https://cfmarriage....
| Sep 22, 2013
"The Wig in the Window" by Kristen Kittscher
"Wig in the Window" (sic) by Kristen Kittscher is a suspenseful mystery about two sixth-grade girls who like to spy on people. One of the girls has a teacher named Dr. Agford who they believe is posing as...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Chuck Betzold, the man I once christened "Geoffrey Baer in spongy shoes," will kick off this year's series of "historical fun runs" Sunday morning with a jogging tour of Bridgeport and the Illinois Michigan Canal. Our run begins with a......
| Jul 29, 2013
You could miss it walking by. A small red circle with a line crossing over an image of a gun and a knife, printed on white paper and posted just east of the entrance: "NO WEAPONS."
But the makeshift sign outside Keefer's Restaurant on Chicago's Near...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The camera hovers inches above the lush tallgrass, the shot panning past the gold prairie that sways to the wind. This pastoral video imagery, projected on walls at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, represents time zero in the exhibit's narrative. We are...