| Apr 5, 2014
Every time developers dig up a patch of Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood to build hotels or high-rise condominiums, the soil must be tested for radioactive thorium dumped years ago at several sites near the Chicago River.
Tons of contaminated soil...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The city is celebrating positive Fahrenheit temperatures with more excitement than if the CTA had announced it was dropping those pesky Ventra cards. The Polar Vortex, #ChiBeria, the weather that gave the entire Chicagoland area an...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Brian Dolinar's new book, "The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers," was released this summer, and if the title sounds dated it's because the book began its long road to publication in the late 1930s but was sidelined by two formidable obstacles —...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 9:56 AM
"Hey broken-nose girl," the redoubtable Stew sang from the stage of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday night, addressing Chicago, the commissioned topic of much of his pair of weekend performances. "I hear you're second to none. I don't know...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 2:24 PM
No high school in America did more to shape the sound of jazz than a magnificent edifice at 49th Street and Wabash Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago.
Singer-pianist Nat "King" Cole, master vocalist Johnny Hartman, piano whiz Dorothy Donegan and...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:22 AM
CHICAGO -- Chicago will be celebrating its 175th birthday today.
Sunday marks the day the city was incorporated -- March 4, 1837 -- and there will be events across the city to mark the occasion.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. the North...