| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Taking a brief hometown respite Wednesday night, President Barack Obama used a 50th birthday bash in Uptown to raise re-election money from a friendly crowd as he sought to recharge a presidency showing signs of scars from Washington’s partisan...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:03 AM
With the political focus on the Republican presidential nomination early next month, President Barack Obama will return to his hometown on Jan. 11 to host a series of fundraisers, Democratic campaign aides said today.
No details were immediately...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Florence + the Machine band members shopped at Shake, Rattle & Read before their show at The Aragon Saturday. Lead singer Florence Welch bought four books at the Uptown book and record store.
“Community” star Joel McHale had a late dinner...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall.
On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:08 AM
All of our members live in Chicago, hailing from Ukrainian Village, Lincoln Park, Logan Square and Uptown. We miss our frequent sojourns to the Southwest Side, which ended after two of our founding members moved to Minneapolis.
| Mar 21, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Child endangerment charges have been filed against an Uptown couple accused of flying to Las Vegas and leaving their two children, 12 and 9, home alone for nearly two days, police said.
The couple took the trip last month, but the charges were not...
| Oct 29, 2011
A family snapshot of Christine Caponigro shows an engaging young woman with a dimpled smile and long, hippy-ish bangs draped over her blue eyes.
But by May 2003, Caponigro had cut herself off from family and succumbed to drug addictions that drove her...
| Feb 21, 2012
Since at least 1976, the woman who calls herself Seven has lived without a formal identity.
She says she's 71 years old and a lifelong Cubs fan. She has fleeting childhood memories of visiting the Indiana Dunes but can recall little else and suffers from...
| Feb 3, 2012
Lisa Nigro is busy creating the next chapter in her extraordinary life.
The first few chapters? Mom and dad divorce when Nigro is a toddler. She shuttles between their homes, dreams of becoming a veterinarian but studies social work. After laboring in...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Chicago-area brewpubs won a combined three gold medals at this weekend's World Beer Cup in San Diego, one of the most eagerly-watched competitions in the craft beer world.
Revolution Brewing won two golds, scoring top honors among English-style summer...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink has been endorsed by Republican state Sen. Alex Villalobos, and plans to get some mileage out of the Miami lawmaker's backing Tuesday at a capital city workforce center “to discuss the...