| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| 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.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the unexpected weekend demolition of the Whittier Elementary School field house, saying the building was unsafe and the playground and sports fields slated to replace it will be better for kids in the Pilsen...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Police found a man shot inside a car they chased from a Bridgeport shooting that left one man dead and two wounded Friday night.
The three men were among at least 7 people shot overnight across the city.
They were shot inside an apartment in the...
| 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...
| 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 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Dec 3, 2013
Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1.
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Chicago police have released photos taken from video surveillance of a man who watched a woman in a restroom, then grabbed and dragged her into a stairwell of a building in the city's East Pilsen neighborhood.
About 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 23, the man was...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:44 AM
One man was fatally gunned down, a woman was stabbed and three other men were wounded during separate attacks Sunday on the city's South and West sides.
Most recently in the 300 block of West 60th Place, a 22-year-old man was shot dead on the scene...