| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:31 PM
A 14-year-old girl and a 27-year-old man were shot in separate attacks on the South and West sides this afternoon, authorities said. The girl shot in in the Chatham neighborhood in the 7900 block of South Vernon Avenue about 4:56 p.m., said Police News...
| Sep 12, 2013
It's been more than a year since the City of Chicago passed an ordinance to allow on-board cooking on food trucks, but it hasn't been an easy ride since for operators trying to make a living on city streets.
There's no such thing as a sign-up sheet or...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:32 AM
What does a great city-sponsored music festival look like?
A superb example comes in the form of the 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago, which since its inception has offered a combination of outdoor events downtown and indoor performances in some...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
This time around, even Rahm Emanuel is feeling the love. The fact that the Chicago mayor has proclaimed Sept. 7-15 "Beethoven Festival Week in Chicago" can only help to lure more curiosity seekers to the festival's third annual edition, which continues...
| Sep 15, 2013
Conventional digital age wisdom says that the chestnut about the might of pens, i.e. swords, should be amended to specify keyboard strokes, as paper is now passé. Likewise, in an era when Chicago's public education crisis seems to be at an apex, with...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“Carrie” filmmaker Kimberly Peirce didn't exactly spark immediately to the idea of remaking “Carrie,” Brian De Palma's 1976 Stephen King […]...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates.
UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students’ graduation rates.
UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best...
| Oct 15, 2013
After six years of dating, and one year engaged, Carol, 41, of Winter Park, Fla., felt something was off with her fiance. She noticed his Facebook profile had a thorough recounting of his life but didn't mention her. She also noticed he had a new female...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93.
His family announced...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The less-is-more principle yet again proved its applicability in concerts of new classical music given around town over the past several days.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series began its season Monday night with a multimedia happening (to...