| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Second City, the famed Chicago comedy theater, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the former AMC movie theater inside the Piper's Alley complex at 230 W. North Ave. Second City plans to fill the new space with “student-centered facilities,&...
| Aug 1, 2014
His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:03 PM
A man who was found in Wrigleyville,apparently suffering from memory loss, has been identified.
The man's family members came forward this afternoon, not long after police had sent out an alert.
The man was found at Clark Street and Waveland Avenue at...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The Cubs will enjoy a rare off day on Sunday.
For the first time in 82 years there is no game scheduled for the Cubs on a Sunday.
"That's unheard of. We already have some family plans for that day. Maybe this can become a regular thing,"...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
This week's long-anticipated Fenway Park homecoming for Cubs President Theo Epstein has been postponed due to circumstances beyond his control.
Epstein instead will have to watch the Cubs-Red Sox series on TV from his Wrigleyville residence because of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The death of a 32-year-old man found lying on the street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in late April was ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office this week, officials said.
Jacob Klepacz, of the 1200 block of North Noble Street,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:56 PM
The Chicago Cubs earned another victory Thursday from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks — the second in a year — but it's beyond the outfield of their historic stadium where their unfinished business remains.
The unanimous decision gave...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool?
"Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project.
The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
| Jul 20, 2014
The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year.
The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...