| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Of all the jazz soirees that crowd the calendar in Chicago each year, none uses the urban environment as creatively as the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday in multiple locations.
At what other time of the year, after all, are you...
| Feb 14, 2012
If you're heading to Buffalo, do you really care if Albuquerque has a "better" airport? That's the big problem I have with those "best airport" surveys you see so often -- they seem to imply that you can choose airports as easily as you choose airlines....
| May 28, 2013
| 11:13 AM
More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer.
Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
| Jan 11, 2013
It was one of those Chicago days that bites the toes.
Carolina Rivera stood shivering at a bus stop with her kids, escorting them to school. The bus didn't come. Still didn't come. The snow blew and the kids' feet froze, and in that moment she...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
For many years, Gary/Chicago International Airport has offered its services as a reliever airport to help ease flight-delay pressures at Chicago's two airports.
Yet there have been few takers among airlines or passengers, despite competition in the form...
| May 1, 2013
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The young guy in the trucker cap, skinny jeans and Air Jordans squeezed the trigger on the toy shotgun and his umpteenth round of “Big Buck Hunter” blasted to life. The guy was maybe 25 and so focused on bagging digital deer, the butt of the...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| Apr 2, 2013
What is more annoying than having to wait behind oafish airline passengers trying to stuff their bulging carry-on bags into the overhead bins?
For me, it's a scene from hell. If I'm to be punished in Hades, I'll be stuck in an eternal cycle of...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Posted by Rick Pearson at 8:55 p.m. President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats are hoping for an attention-grabbing, get-out-the-vote rally Saturday evening in Obama's old stomping grounds of Hyde Park. The Democratic National Committee today announced...
| Oct 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Ray Long, Jeff Coen and Duaa Eldeib at 4:30 p.m.; last updated at 8:25 p.m. President Barack Obama rallied thousands in Hyde Park tonight, trying to get Democrats fired up for Tuesday's election. âChicago, I need you to......