| Jul 27, 2013
Tenor saxophonist Ron Blake has been visiting Chicago's clubs and concert halls for more than two decades, in the early days backing fellow young lions such as trumpeter Roy Hargrove and bassist Christian McBride, as well as jazz eminences such as drummer...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Sheepish but sincere, Derrick Rose diverted his eyes from the CNN interviewer who asked the kid from Englewood why gun crime was so bad in Chicago.
As Rose looked away, you wondered whose faces popped into his head while delivering an answer as accurate...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:26 PM
It will be some time before any more small digital signs that critics consider a visual blight will pop up in Chicago neighborhoods after the City Council on Wednesday approved a nine-month halt on the LED displays.
The moratorium, which will expire...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 AM
[Update: Filming for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will continue this weekend in the Loop. Shooting will take place 7 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday on LaSalle Street, from West Lake Street to West Jackson Boulevard. According to a notice sent out to...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
After months of public posturing and private arm-twisting, Chicago aldermen are poised to sign off today on a Cubs plan to remake Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood following last-minute tweaks to the $500 million project that brought on board...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Jul 17, 2013
With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:29 PM
To combat a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest grades, Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law a measure that lowers Illinois' compulsory attendance age to 6 from 7 starting in the fall of 2014.
"Too many kids are missing school and...
| Jul 16, 2013
Method, the maker of hip-looking, eco-friendly cleaning products, plans to open a 150,000-square-foot soap production facility on Chicago's Far South Side next year, city officials are expected to announce Tuesday.
Method, founded in San Francisco and...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:03 PM
The Cubs earned a partial early victory for their ambitious Wrigley Field construction plan Thursday, getting a preliminary signoff to move back the outfield walls and make other changes to the aging ballpark.
But consideration of the most controversial...