| May 30, 2014
The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Shootings across the city left 4 people dead and at least 14 others wounded in a 12-hour period ending about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The gun violence from Saturday through early Sunday made it 5 dead and 20 wounded in shootings since late Friday morning....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:50 PM
I was delighted to meet Stuart Dybek, the celebrated writer who lives in Evanston. Years ago, our work appeared alongside each other in the Tribune when a short essay of his about the "El" ran with my photo essay of the Loop. In the piece, he compared the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago.
This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city.
Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:06 PM
My father, Martin, died on Father's Day 18 years ago. This day always reminds me that all my important life lessons came from this first-generation American with one year of high school.
By example, he taught responsibility, honesty, fidelity, courtesy,...
| May 12, 2014
Between elementary school and high school, Tanue David was suspended about 10 times. He said he doesn't recall the exact number, but his infractions ranged from mouthing off to teachers to cutting classes.
His suspensions came during a time when the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Pilsen might seem like an odd place to open a beverage-focused, gastro-pubby restaurant, but chef Jared Wentworth recalls hearing the same sentiment when he opened Longman & Eagle in Logan Square.
"Back then it was Lula Cafe, Longman and that was...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Two men were shot to death and 12 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, according to police.
The most recent shooting left an 18-year-old man dead outside a Humboldt Park building, beneath a sign...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Walk with Bruce Finkelman through Thalia Hall, the turn-of-the-last-century, second-story Bohemian performance space in the Pilsen neighborhood that's about to be reborn, and you understand why Finkelman and his partner wanted to make the place into the...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The recent opening of Slippery Slope in Logan Square continues a springtime burst of new dance parties. Here's the lowdown on four of them:
Neo 51 at Sub 51
51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051
When: Tuesday nights, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
What: Sub 51 teams...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.