| May 22, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich.
Among the highlights:
Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:46 AM
A world premiere by Chicago drummer-bandleader Dana Hall, a solo concert by the innovative pianist Craig Taborn and a high-profile engagement by genre-defying Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept....
| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.
Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:32 PM
About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago by Dan Savage is jaw dropping. Savage, a gay author, activist, advice columnist and podcaster, has done more than any public figure I can think of to advance the cause......
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago.
This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city.
Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
| Jun 10, 2014
Olin Neill Emmons, an investment banker who was active in conservation causes, helped take Waste Management public in 1971 and sat on the company's board for 20 years.
Mr. Emmons, 97, died Saturday, May 3, at the Brighton Gardens extended care...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Two years ago, the biennial "Blues and the Spirit" symposium at Dominican University in River Forest raised sparks from the outset.
"Here we are in 2012, and I'm watching black blues artists being treated like stepchildren of the blues and feeling...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:49 AM
A study released Monday by the University of Chicago shows that an Obama presidential library located on the South Side of Chicago would pour $220 million into the city’s economy each year.
According to the study, commissioned by the university,...
| Jun 11, 2014
We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger.
If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Chicago ragtime piano master Reginald Robinson is on a tear.
In recent months he has completed three new works, two of which he'll play Saturday night in a nearly ideal venue for his intimate art: Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, in Oak Park.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:09 AM
We're so accustomed to hearing Patricia Barber in rambunctious, atmospheric jazz clubs – most notably at the Green Mill in Uptown – that we forget what it's like to encounter her in the sanctuary and near-silence of the concert hall.
| May 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
In "Obama’s feckless foreign policy" (Commentary, May 20), by Charles Lipson, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, Lipson briefly mentions the success of the economic recovery from the worst recession since the Great...