| Apr 11, 2013
EL Ideas has been playing to full houses since it opened in July 2011. That would be a nice achievement for any operation, but given the quirky experience chef and owner Phillip Foss offers, it's positively miraculous.
Dinners cost $145, prepaid, tip...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago said Thursday that it plans to end its current season with the world premiere of "Mojada," a new adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy "Medea" set in modern-day Pilsen. It's the work of Luis Alfaro, the author of...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Aside from living in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, Sandra Delgado's Medea has other differences from the infamously exotic, erotic and murderous Euripidean figure who both seduced and terrified Athenian males in the fifth century B.C. The (anti-?)...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area.
Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Wedding season is upon us, so we’re in the throws of RSVPing for all those lovely bashes, we’re hitting the gym so we can fit into our sparkling dresses – and we’re going shopping to pick out fabulous wedding gifts.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was convicted of corruption Tuesday for a third time and could face more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty in a 2010 bribery scheme to influence a bandage contract at Stroger Hospital.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Preservationists exhaled Thursday after an Illinois appeals court turned back a challenge to Chicago's landmarks ordinance that had significance for efforts to save historic buildings nationwide.
The ruling sided with a lower court in rejecting an...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Police shot and seriously wounded a woman who they say pointed a gun toward them in a Pilsen alley.
A group of people called 911 after the woman aimed a gun at them in the 1000 block of West Cullerton Street about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Police shot and seriously wounded a woman who they say pointed a gun toward them in a Pilsen alley. A group of people called 911 after the woman aimed a gun at them in the 1000 block of...
| 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...