| Sep 26, 2013
When it comes to spinning cylinders of meat, Chicago is best known for the gyros spindle. But most corner grills get these pre-made, arriving from the factory with the lamb and beef already attached.
Spinning meat cones aren't exclusive to gyros,...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
One man was killed and 10 others wounded from Friday afternoon through early Saturday on the South and West sides.
Fifty-five people have been shot across the city since Wednesday, 10 of them fatally.
Jerimiah Milsap, 24, of the 1000 block of West...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.
That is because...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:53 PM
A 15-year-old boy shot in the head and a 44-year-old restaurant employee who was shot in the neck while working are among five people injured this afternoon in three separate West Side shootings.
At 4:07 p.m. a shooting erupted outside of the Original...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:35 AM
For more than a decade, Chicago Tap Theatre has pioneered its own genre of summer entertainment in the form of the "tap opera," a tale told with lean narrative and lots of clickety-clacking feet.
"Mama's Boy," the troupe's 11th entry, plays Friday...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:57 AM
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The big finish As running events go, few set themselves apart like the Soldier Field 10 Mile. The 10th-anniversary course makes its way along the lakefront and then finishes, spectacularly, on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, with...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:19 AM
At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months.
In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months. In one of the fatal shootings, three men were...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Last week NBC announced it is renewing its Wednesday night drama "Chicago Fire" for a second season. The cast and crew are still in town but not for long; they're scheduled to wrap the Season 1 finale on Saturday. They'll be back in mid-July to begin work...
| May 8, 2013
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing.
When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Midnight Shift is known as a Lehigh Valley blues band, but this third record firmly establishes it as an Americana/roots band, as it powerfully takes on rock and roll, country and swing as well as blues. A large share of the mix goes to rockers....