| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:52 PM
From Catholic parishes to university common rooms to the streets outside parochial schools, Chicagoans celebrated the selection of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope and pondered how his diverse background might impact their...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts.
"I think already with this generation, we'...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A South Side high school student planning to move to Iowa was shot and killed in the Gage Park neighborhood on Saturday evening, police and family members said.
Arrell Monegan, 16, stepped out of a gangway and was shot in the back and shoulder at...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:11 AM
($3.50) Eva Fleming, 23, Lakeshore East: "I rarely buy PBR myself. Usually I drink it when someone in a group says they're going to order a round of beers for everyone, that's what they usually order. PBR is the universal language of bad, cheap beers."...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Anyone in show business — anyone with a clue, anyway — who found their way to No Exit Cafe in Rogers Park last fall could not have helped but notice an opportunity to make some money.
Theo Ubique, which has the new production of Andrew Lloyd...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
A 21-year-old woman was shot in the neck as she rode in a car early this morning on the Far North Side, one of at least five people shot Sunday morning, police said.
Several people were in the car when a male shooter approached on foot and started...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
With no opera earlier than Mozart on next season's Lyric Opera schedule, and with the new regime at Chicago Opera Theater focusing on 20th century rarities, the Haymarket Opera Company has baroque opera all to itself, now and for the foreseeable future....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Let’s face it: when it comes to going green, a lot of us are, well, a little green—especially with regards to shopping. Manufacturers say one thing, but oftentimes they do another. “The abundance of green-washing is tragic,” says...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Pifas, a "very playful and crazy" dog rescued from icy Lake Michigan, saw his owner today and "started jumping around in the cage" at the animal control facility.
But even though Pifas is in good health after Friday's frigid ordeal, his owner Nerijus...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The company that manages Soldier Field, including maintaining the condition of the turf at the Bears’ lakefront home, is in line for a new 10-year deal, the Chicago Park District announced Friday evening.
A Park District panel set up to evaluate...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Two cousins were injured in Rogers Park after shots rang out from a black car which then fled, leaving the pair among four people wounded in overnight shootings.
The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jonquil Terrace and Paulina...