| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2012
Chicago and boxing are a match made in heaven, both taking perverse pride in rumors that the fix is in, that the mob has a piece of the action.
Where else would a fighter's wife testify in divorce court that her husband "lay down," purposely losing a...
| 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....
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:13 AM
A man was charged and two Chicago police officers hospitalized after a car and foot chase late Saturday that started with the man firing shots in the Bridgeport neighborhood and ended when his car got a flat on the Far South Side.
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:03 PM
The bankruptcy and closing of several hundred Circuit City stores in late 2008 dealt a serious blow to the nation's already weak retail scene.
The Great Recession had forced the extinction of several chains in the Lehigh Valley, including Tweeter and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Four people, including two 16-year-old boys, were killed and at least 10 people were wounded within 10 hours Thursday across the city, according to Chicago police.
Another person was killed early Friday, in the Logan Square neighborhood on the...