| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday plans to start a 24-hour fast to show support for immigration reform efforts in Washington, D.C.
The mayor and some members of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus plan to go without food from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m....
| Oct 29, 2013
Since its 1990 inception, Redmoon's been known for breathtaking, large-scale spectacle performances—both outdoors in parks all over the city and indoors when the weather's cold. In March, Redmoon moved from West Town to its new headquarters in a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:24 PM
A fugitive who was captured in his native Mexico more than a decade after he fled charges in the murder of his former girlfriend in Chicago was ordered held Thursday on no bail by a Cook County judge.
Raul Andrade Tolentino, who was apprehended after...
| Nov 3, 2013
For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding.
No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake.
And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass.
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:08 AM
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” returned to the abandoned Santa Fe Grain Elevators in the Pilsen neighborhood Wednesday to — what else? — set off an explosion.
Damen Avenue was briefly shut down and onlookers were kept at a far...
| Jul 30, 2013
When attending a friend's art show or a gallery opening, I'm always first in line for the free champagne pours. I like visual art a lot, but even I have to admit that splotchy collages and moody photographs seem more intelligible with a drink in hand....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Chicago soon will be able to taste beers from its first "culinary-focused" brewery when former Goose Island Brewpub brewmaster Jared Rouben opens Moody Tongue Brewing Company.
Since leaving Goose Island Brewpub in January, Rouben has worked toward...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Riccardo Muti had conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion twice before Thursday night but never in high definition.
The first time was the free celebratory concert in September 2010, when an estimated 25,000...