| Mar 9, 2012
Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Welcome to the real-life version of Candy Land.
Over here sits a giant chocolate replica of the Bean, decorated with colorful jelly beans in the shape of the Chicago skyline. Over there, sour gummy worms. There's licorice in one corner, and rich...
| May 19, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Many of the world's leaders are now in Chicago, and Sunday morning, they'll be at McCormick Place, where talks begin on a number of issues with the war in Afghanistan and the European economy, highest on the list.
Like a well-choreographed dance,...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:02 AM
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company.
Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:37 PM
SAWYER — The beach stretches for three miles along Lake Michigan, while massive dunes pile up hundreds of feet above the shoreline like a mountain range made of sand.
Six miles of trails wind through nearly 2,000 acres of diverse landscapes, from...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:11 PM
A 13-year-old boy was one of two people killed, and 13 other people were wounded, in shootings in the city overnight that stretched from Montrose Avenue south to 97th Street, authorities said.
Two other boys, 14 and 15, were shot and wounded while...
| Nov 25, 2011
The first thing you notice about Oakland is the quiet. This is good news and bad news.
The good news: Except for the hum of nearby Lake Shore Drive, this South Side residential neighborhood has no tangled street corners with blaring car horns and no more...
| Jan 17, 2010
Before we turn to an assessment of Aqua, a new residential skyscraper in Chicago, permit me a quick (and relevant!) detour to a sidewalk news conference in Lower Manhattan, held recently at the foot of the under-construction Beekman Tower.
We join the...
| Sep 17, 2009
Business is the hottest degree on campuses right now. Health care is the hottest job sector. Culinary careers are just plain hot. How can these work together?
Starting this fall at Kendall College, business majors can earn a concentration in food service...
| Jun 28, 2007
First impressions: It would be easy to walk right by Helen's. Clad in brown siding with a simple "Helen's" stenciled on the street-side window, this South Side soul food diner doesn't holler for attention. Inside the unusually heavy front door (beware...
| Apr 10, 2008
When using visual effects to give a movie like "Leatherheads" a period feel, one fumble and it's all over. We're not talking alien robots, explosions or otherworldly creatures here; these effects have to take audiences back to a real time and place.
| Oct 16, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by John McCormick NEW YORK - Sen. Barack Obama has already raised more than $450 million for his presidential bid, but he starts and ends today with massive fundraisers in Gotham. A breakfast event at the Metropolitan Club ran $30,800......