| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
It is aimed at diners as well as Chicago-bound concert- and festival-goers. The occasional shopper on the Miracle Mile is also expected to take advantage of the new late night South Shore train.
After all, whether you're headed to the Windy City for...
| Sep 10, 2012
Jeff Nelson and his team at OneGoal knew they couldn't just focus on academics when they began to put together a strategy in 2007 to help underperforming Chicago Public Schools students enter college and earn degrees.
As he talked to teens who had...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Earlier this month, Chicago impresario Geraldine de Haas announced that her South ShoreJazzFest -- which has played the South Shore Cultural Center annually since 1981 -- would be canceled.
But a groundswell of support has revived hopes the event will...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Next Tuesday will be a tough night for Chicago singer-impresario Geraldine de Haas and her husband, bassist Eddie de Haas. But it should be quite gratifying, too.
A large segment of Chicago's jazz community – top singers, pianists, saxophonists,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:15 AM
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free.
| Feb 4, 2013
Meet the McKeevers.
Last week, Lester and Nancy McKeever moved out of the penthouse apartment where they've lived for nearly 40 years.
If you only knew that the McKeevers are one of Chicago's longtime power couples, then maybe that would be enough...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
For many years, Gary/Chicago International Airport has offered its services as a reliever airport to help ease flight-delay pressures at Chicago's two airports.
Yet there have been few takers among airlines or passengers, despite competition in the form...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park police records Nov. 23. Burglary A 28-year-old man of the 4200 block of West Midway Park, Chicago, …...