| Jun 1, 2013
One of the best films I saw at Cannes earlier this month lasts all of 21 minutes and was shot last summer in Chicago by an Iranian writer-director of quiet but enormous talent.
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh's "Needle" concerns a 6th-grader, played by Florence...
| May 25, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Jim Christopulous and his son Luke, 5, were geared up Saturday for the Universal Monster Classics film festival at the Portage Theater, a vintage movie house that has been regaling Chicago cinema buffs since it opened in 1920.
With Luke dressed in a T-...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:40 AM
It's a problem every self-styled Clark Griswold is going to face at some point when stringing up lights during the holiday season.
"You have a light set of 100 and half of the set's out," said 22-year-old Glenview resident Brian Gusak. "A lot of people...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Five people were injured, including two children, in a collision involving five vehicles in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning.
The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5100 block of West Addison Street. Police...
| Apr 11, 2013
One of the first things Tricia Klebba did when she moved into her new Portage Park apartment Feb. 15 was call ComEd to put the electric bill in her name.
The ComEd representative then transferred her to Peoples Gas so she could set up her gas service....
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 4, 2013
Burger review: Leadbelly
5739 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-7880
Rating: !!!! (out of 4)
As I look back on all of my burger-eating adventures, one sentiment has continued to hold true: A good burger is worth the journey.
So when I heard the delightfully...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
| Nov 13, 2012
At Webster Dental Care, efforts to keep pace with training and technology keep employees feeling up to date in an increasingly competitive business.
An annual staff education day brings together workers to attend sessions on topics such as legal...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Undiscovered Street Photography of Vivian Maier...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:10 PM
The children often died in obscurity without an obituary or headstone — their family histories darkened by poverty, mental illness, violence and drugs.
They had something else in common, too. The Illinois Department of Children and Family...