| Jul 20, 2014
Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl."
But among the...
| Aug 3, 2014
Shutsung Liao, a biochemist and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago's Ben May Department for Cancer Research, spent much of his life investigating prostate cancer and contributed to the development of a drug that is also used to treat male...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Two eagerly anticipated restaurants will make their debuts on Wednesday.
The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) is a restaurant and concert venue from Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, the duo responsible for Longman & Eagle and Dusek's. Jared...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:43 AM
A man was shot in Englewood early Sunday morning.
The 32-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and taken to University of Chicago Hospital, according to police.
The shooting happened about 6 a.m. near 57th Street and Morgan Avenue on the South Side....
| Jul 25, 2014
Who cares whether the chicken or the egg came first? The egg is far more interesting — at least in author Mark E. Hauber's hands.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Two men were killed and six people were wounded in shootings on the North, South, Southwest and West sides late Monday and early Tuesday morning, according to police.
About 9:55 p.m., a 34-year-old man was approached by someone as he walked down the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal.
The new pieces,...
| Jun 30, 2014
Ask people about Uber and you are likely to hear either that the Web-based ride-sharing service offers a superior product that should not be regulated any more, or that, in the interest of fairness, it should be subject to the same rules as taxi...
| Jul 10, 2014
When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge.
A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Baroque Band: The New York-based Spanish violinist Joan Plana, concertmaster of the Chicago period-instrument ensemble, leads the season finale, a program of Italian Baroque concertos. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.; 7:...
| Jul 11, 2014
With smoky barbecue scent filling the air and '80s hip-hop thumping from a speaker, two inner-city teens led their teams up and down the forest preserve field in a friendly but spirited game of pickup football.
Alex, 18 and wiry, weaves across the...
| Jul 4, 2014
Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...