| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Temperatures in Chicago hit 70 degrees in December for only the third time in recorded history Monday, prompting Chicagoans to dress like they did a season ago.
So Angela Beata boldly strolled around the city with her legs bare in a miniskirt and her...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:40 AM
On a quiet street of century-old cottages in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood sits a house that stands out. It could be the trio of blue wooden ladders rising from the miniature woodland. Or perhaps it's the row of old doors painted in eye-popping hues...
| May 16, 2013
Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it.
"For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:33 AM
An unforgiving icy wind blew across the three dozen — young and old, black and white, rich and poor — gathered on Palm Sunday in front of the ancient and shuttered St. James Catholic Church in Bronzeville.
It was a cold morning for the...
| Apr 5, 2013
Stephen Wade's affection for the Chicago in which he grew up and that he left long ago is passionate and palpable in the introduction to his astonishing book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:39 PM
No matter the cuisine or setting, the North Shore can hold its own as a dining destination. Many restaurants and chef/owners have made their names in these suburban towns and cities drawing diners from all over Chicagoland.
Highwood is one example of...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:42 AM
A fire in an Old Town stable that left several horse carriages damaged has been deemed suspicious by fire investigators, authorities said.
No horses were injured in the fire, which began around 9 p.m. Thursday in the Noble Horse stable, 1410 N. Orleans...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Michael Shannon will return to A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago next season to star in a show, the actor has said.
“It’s going to be our 20th anniversary at Red Orchid next season, so I’m going to come back and do a show,”...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:24 PM
It's not hard to find Christmas tree lots in the city, from Home Depot to small, independent lots on street corners. If you want to support Midwestern farmers this season, here are some spots to check out this year to pick out your own locally farmed...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
For years we have avoided "Sleigh Ride" at our annual Songs of Good Cheer singalong programs, not because the lyrics are saccharine and the song commonly associated with corny vocal stylings from another generation, but because it's so melodically...