| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The Chicago Park District is accepting comments from the public on a proposal to rename Pratt Beach in honor of Tobey Prinz, a Rogers Park community activist.
The district’s board on Wednesday voted to take the first step toward renaming the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on hand to Wednesday to announce a $25 million contribution he and wife Mellody Hobson are making to After School Matters, a children’s program originally launched by the late Maggie Daley.
The money will mainly...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The Chicago Opera Theater production of Ricky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus & Euridice" made such a splash last month at the Eckhart Park swimming pool, where every seat was filled for all four performances, that the company is bringing the show back for three...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Chicago Opera Theater audiences are accustomed to being transported to places they've never been before. But even at that, the company's upcoming performances of Ricky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus and Euridice" will ask them to take a very big plunge.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Chicago audiences have dipped their toes in various realms of aquatic theater before.
Think of director Mary Zimmerman's widely successful, Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," which originated in 1998 at Lookingglass Theatre...
| Oct 7, 2013
In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands.
She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Horner Park Advisory Council has advocated for over a decade to improve the riverfront at Horner Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a plan that controls erosion, restores the native ecology of the riverbank and provides public access...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
They don't make jazz pianists like Jodie Christian anymore.
The admired Chicago artist, who died last year at age 80, sounded like no one else in jazz, the ingenuity of his harmonies matched by the luster of his touch.
So when musicians from across...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
This will be a singular weekend in Chicago jazz, with a remarkable breadth of activity and styles. Among the highlights:
Herbie Hancock: We face a shortage of jazz legends these days, the old ones having passed away and the new ones unlikely to match...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The Actors' Equity union has a new leader for its Chicago office, which covers the middle third of America.
Sean Taylor, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and an attorney for the Chicago Park District, is the Central regional...
| Oct 20, 2013
Few sights in sport are more stirring than eight rowers propelling a thin racing shell across the water. Legs drive forward. Arms pull backward. Oars carve through the water in perfect, V-shaped synchronization. It's visual poetry—and in some...