| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago Fringe Festival moves from Pilsen to Jefferson Park, offering 50 shows at five venues through Sept. 8, along with ancillary shenanigans (lady arm wrestlers and an "air sex competition") at Fringe Central, aka Fischman...
| Feb 20, 2013
For 13 years, the family of Alma Chavez clung to dwindling hopes that law enforcement would catch up to the man accused of killing the soft-spoken nursing student.
Chavez's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, was out on bail facing murder charges...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Robert Goldsborough is and always has been a gentleman, a rare thing for a newspaperman to be in the still gruff/rough-and-tumble era when Goldsborough worked in all manner of high-level editorial capacities for the Chicago Tribune and later for...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:37 AM
To Darryl Holliday, comics journalism descends from cave paintings: Cave of El Castillo. And then Lascaux. And then "The Illustrated Press: Chicago."
Cave paintings are "nonfiction visualizations of what was really happening in those people's lives at...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Fugitive Raul Andrade Tolentino has been captured in Mexico and faces extradition to Chicago, where he is charged with the January 7, 2000, killing of his former girlfriend, Alma Chavez, according to government officials in Mexico and the U.S.
| Feb 13, 2013
In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs.
Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Nothing like the exuberant dazzle of mariachi to explode operatic stereotypes.
The shouts and cheers that went up from the sold-out audience Sunday afternoon at the Civic Opera House said it all. What was billed as the world's first mariachi opera...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving playgrounds to the front of the line for the Chicago Park District’s limited construction money, with other big-ticket projects like new fieldhouses moving back in the queue.
For the mayor, it’s about getting the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Nearly a decade after neighbors first drew attention to lead pollution from a Pilsen smelting plant, the owners agreed Thursday to spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the brain-damaging metal.
In a legal settlement announced Thursday...
| Aug 13, 2012
Susan Kelly Power was 17 when she boarded a train to Chicago, a place that seemed a world away from the Indian reservation she grew up on in North and South Dakota.
In the 70 years since she left her family's home on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation,...