| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Five people were shot Monday evening in the Uptown neighborhood along a Safe Passage route outside a church that was holding a prayer service at the time, officials said. Read more
| Aug 21, 2013
They say it's a bad corner.
Pastor Michael Allen hadn't thought of it that way.
In his eight years as pastor of Uptown Baptist Church, Allen has known that the corner of Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road in Chicago was at the border of rival gang...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Michael Bay is back in Chicago and he brought the Autobots and Decepticons with him.
Filming for the new “Transformers” movie began today at McCormick Place and will continue throughout the weekend in the Near East Side and Uptown...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The history of Native Americans contains many sorrowful narratives of displacement and broken promises from the United States government. The American Indian Center of Chicago, located in Uptown, has its roots in that history. But at 60 years old, the...
| Sep 15, 2013
Conventional digital age wisdom says that the chestnut about the might of pens, i.e. swords, should be amended to specify keyboard strokes, as paper is now passé. Likewise, in an era when Chicago's public education crisis seems to be at an apex, with...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:03 PM
As Chicago's annual Pride Parade wound its way through the North Side on Sunday, onlookers said there was something sweetly historic about this year's celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court...
| Jun 5, 2013
Some believe the solution to neighborhood violence is increased police presence and arrests. For others, it's teaching parents how to raise respectful children. And then there is a small cadre of idealists who believe all it takes is art.
| May 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now.
Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
| May 8, 2013
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing.
When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Ludwig van Beethoven was forever pushing boundaries, and the annual Chicago festival that bears the composer's name continues to do the same, even more so than in the past.
“Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013,” as the third edition is titled,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Authorities are questioning a parolee in connection with a shooting in the Wrigleyville neighborhood over the weekend, police said.
No charges have been filed as of Monday afternoon, police said, but authorities are questioning a 26-year-old man who...