| Aug 28, 2014
In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
| Jul 31, 2014
Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet.
Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month.
The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The River North and Streeterville neighborhoods arguably have some of the best CTA services in all of Chicago. But there are holes in the tapestry, including the need for faster transit options from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Thirty years ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird self-published a black-and-white comic book with the unusual name "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
Only 3,000 copies were printed of the 40-page over-sized comic, but from that humble beginning rose an...
| Aug 1, 2014
Let's begin with a short quiz.
1. The Thompson Center in downtown Chicago is named after:
a. A former Illinois governor
b. A wealthy cigar maker and Democratic donor
c. The inventor of the Thompson submachine gun
2. The Dan Ryan Expressway is...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.
Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:51 PM
What a perfect salute to former Mayor Jane Byrne to rename the park next to the Water Tower in her honor. Indeed, she is a survivor.
While Byrne made history as the only woman to hold the office of mayor of Chicago, or any other major city, I don't...
| Jul 26, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
| Jul 27, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on a park, street, building,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
A crowd of protesters filled Water Tower Park Saturday afternoon to protest recent Israeli military action against Palestinians.
Dina Abdalla, a student organizer at DePaul with Students for Justice in Palestine, said Palestinians were being...
| Jul 17, 2014
Water Tower Place on Wednesday joined the growing number of malls offering same-day delivery to shoppers buying from its retailers in-store or online — and, at $5, the speediest delivery option also is one of the cheapest.
The Michigan Avenue mall...