| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History."
Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Vanessa DiBernardo's name should be familiar to soccer fans in the western suburbs.
The 22-year-old Naperville native helped lead her Waubonsie Valley High School to a state championship in 2010. At the University of Illinois, she was part of an...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:13 AM
More than a week after music fans rocked out at Lollapalooza, two mud-slopped fields in Grant Park remained closed to the public for the repair work that is set to begin Wednesday. The price tag for the post-fest repairs is estimated at $266,000, the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:02 PM
I completely agree with "Don't drive families from Montrose Beach" (Editorial, Aug. 4). It is my contention that those who want to redesign the beach parks, whether an architect or an alderman, either do not enjoy the lakefront beaches or have hardly ever...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Summer has begun to heat up in Chicago, but our teams continue to toil in a frozen hell of losing. As we near the end of July, the city is exploding with indifference. It's gotten so bad that we annually count the days until Bears training camp. Yes,...
| Jun 29, 2014
Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Imagine Millennium Park without the Bean in its current spot, sitting pretty atop the Park Grill restaurant.
The Cloud Gate sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor and known as the iconic symbol of Millennium Park, originally was planned for another area of...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Oh, come on, you remember Taste of Chicago in its heyday: masses of humanity jammed together, sweat-soaked torsos glistening with corn on the cob butter and turkey leg fat. Yeah, there were tunes, but who really went to Taste for the music?
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:29 PM
At the dawn of civilization — when people would buy concert tickets because they wanted to hear music, when the purchase of that ticket implied some degree of interest in the performers onstage — there was no under-butt.
At the risk of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:50 AM
The music of blues giant Big Bill Broonzy bonded Phil and Dave Alvin as kids growing up in California during the '60s. So it was only fitting that when the brothers came to Chicago recently, they got a chance to play the 1946 Martin guitar that Broonzy...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so.
The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Reports from Friday, day one at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK),Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
11:47 a.m.: Even at this early hour, entrance lines stretch longer than in years past due in part to noticeably more thorough bag-...