| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:23 AM
In the Chicago of the 1870s, the fashionable drawing rooms of Prairie Avenue were frequently host to spiritualists, mediums and charlatans, often folks playing all three of those roles at once. With lowered gas lights and a bit of hocus-pocus and table...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:10 PM
No one knows better than Jeremy Dubin that now is a great time to buy a house.
And yet Dubin, an @Properties real estate broker, sold his Roscoe Village townhouse in the spring and moved into his new place—a luxury apartment in Goose Island.
| Oct 9, 2011
How survivors of the Chicago Fire sought scapegoats 140 years ago
Even as the embers of the Chicago Fire cooled, the saga of Mrs. O'Leary began. For 140 years, she has been alternately accused and exonerated of setting off the inferno that consumed...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:27 PM
A 47-year-old woman reported missing from the Near South Side suffers from schizophrenia and is without her medication, Chicago police said Saturday night.
Xin Wang was last seen Friday in the area of 300 East 26th Street, and besides her health problems...
| Jan 21, 2011
Breathtaking views from high-rise condos are a quick cure for Chicagoans suffering from winter blahs.
The city's gems are framed in windows like artwork: a panorama of Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see, a front-row seat to the kinetic action at...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Printers Row Lit Fest 2011 will take place on June 4 and 5!
The Printers Row Lit Fest is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest with seven stages featuring more than 100 literary programs. The annual festival draws more than...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Chicago's central core grew increasingly vibrant during the past decade, as young professionals filled new condominiums in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, taking advantage of trendy restaurants and nightspots.
But vast swaths of the city didn't...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today announced a program aimed at helping veterans and active duty military members purchase homes by providing $10,000 grants for down payment and closing costs.
Qualified applicants also will be able to lock in low-interest loans at 4...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:52 PM
An accident caused the Illinois State Police to close down the inbound Stevenson Expressway near King Drive early today, causing extensive traffic problems in the area.
The crash closed all lanes inbound at about 12:55 a.m., with the ensuing traffic...
| Oct 23, 2011
Minna Everleigh took the news philosophically when told the city was shuttering her "resort," as establishments of the kind she and her sister Ada ran were called in Chicago a century ago.
"If the ship sinks, we're going down with a cheer and a good...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 9:05 AM
It is an arduous task to make a movie — how many of you are tired of waiting for "The Devil in the White City" to hit the big screen almost 10 years after the book's publication? — so it is not hard to understand why it took Wisconsin-based...