| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:20 AM
1,2,3 Fag!: Local comics Seth Dodson ("Impress These Apes" champion), John Hartman ("Baby Wants Candy") and Kellen Alexander (from iO and The Playground teams) perform an interconnected, four-scene improv set with multiple characters. The Katydids and...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 7:59 PM
It has sat nestled between old pine trees in Prairie Village for the past 60 years, but the city says that it's time for an iconic 120-foot water tower to come down.
City officials say that the tower hasn't been used for the past three years, and plan to...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Being the new kid on the block can bring an element of excitement and adventure, but for some there is also the trepidation that comes with starting over and making new friends.
Senior living communities recognize these dynamics and many have groups,...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 11:03 AM
Ask any senior, and they'll tell you retirement is no time to put your feet up. Experts have been telling us for years that walking is the best route to physical, emotional and social health. (Your feet should be meeting pavement at least 30 minutes a day...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:25 AM
A small fire broke out this morning at the Old Water Tower on the Magnificent Mile, one of the few public buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Firefighters quickly put it out.
Crews were summoned to the building at 806 N. Michigan Ave....
| May 10, 2011
| 11:40 AM
A pair of tips this morning from Loyola Univeristy student Jessica Reynolds and longtime Trib Nation friend Edgar Garcia were the basis for a story that appeared minutes later on our Chicago Breaking News site.
Here's the link. Here's Jessica on...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 9:44 PM
Kent Police shot and killed a man they say was threatening them during a standoff on top of a water tower Wednesday. The 42-year old man was a suspect in a domestic violence assault.
Police say the man threatened to kill himself or hurt police then...
| Jul 25, 2010
In the second installment of our six-part series on Chicago and the suburbs, we explore the North Side, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Wrigley Field and the Water Tower — but no World Series titles ( the Cubs were...
| Aug 20, 2010
Our six-part series on Chicago's neighborhoods and suburbs concludes with a salute to the southland.
1/ Thornton goes way back. An 1840 map of the area shows Chicago, "Napierville" (Naperville), "Juliet" (Joliet) – and Thornton. And the nearby...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 7:47 PM
Mayor Richard M. Daley may be leaving office next spring, but his name won't be out of sight anytime soon.
Like politicians everywhere, Daley was never afraid of putting his name in prominent places.
From the Old Water Tower to U.S. Cellular Field, from...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:03 PM
These are difficult times. Despite signs of a tepid economic recovery, we remain mired in the worst labor market in 70 years. Consumer confidence has plunged, home sales are flat-lining and fears of a double-dip recession persist.
So of course it's...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:03 PM
As if commuting in the summer wasn't annoying enough, thanks to clueless tourists and extra traffic—summer is also detour season.
Between neighborhood and city-sponsored festivals and construction projects that shut down streets, buses are being...