| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Now that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is about to renew an annual summer relationship with North Shore audiences that goes back nearly 80 years, and now that the CSO has established a continuing presence on Chicago's South Side, it sees only natural...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It was one of those morning flights. Routine. The ETD went up on the computer screens along with all the others.
. . .
The airport didn't have a familiar name like LaGuardia or Kennedy, Logan or O'Hare, but was lesser-known Newark. Just a footnote to...
| Sep 22, 2013
Steven Derks, the president and chief executive of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is talking to me. Or he's trying to. Although we're both in Chicago, his call has been looped through his Arizona office. By the time what he's saying gets back into...
| Sep 10, 2013
The flight was scheduled to take off at 5:45 a.m. on May 25, but Giannina Lozano didn't mind getting up early.
Her trip, booked in April through Travelocity, was still a heck of a deal. For less than $2,000, she and her husband received round-trip...
| Aug 2, 2013
STRATFORD, Ontario — William Shakespeare, patron saint of the venerable Stratford Festival of Canada, is an unimpeachable source on most matters: love, leadership, the meaning of life. But when it came to the House of Tudor, his personal ethics...
| Aug 28, 2013
Taking precautions with the Sky's first WNBA playoff run looming, rookie star Elena Delle Donne spent Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital where an IV machine pumped vitamin C through her body.
Since a tick infected her five years ago with Lyme disease...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The guest-services kiosk at Fashion Outlets Chicago, the gargantuan new high-end outlet mall near O'Hare International Airport, rents strollers, wraps gifts, changes currency and can even get your clothes dry-cleaned within 24 hours. But its unlikeliest...
| Aug 26, 2013
After experiencing a larger-than-usual chunk of change disappear from my Chicago Card, your Getting Around reporter wondered whether the new $5 cost to enter the Blue Line at O'Hare International Airport has given other CTA customers second thoughts about...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 AM
In 1955, a 27-year-old singer appeared at the Chicago Theatre. Although she was becoming known for her singing on a TV show from New York, known informally as "Tonight," the pretty vocalist was by no means top of this Loop variety bill. She came in...
| Aug 12, 2013
Drivers on the Illinois Tollway this summer may have seen what look like yellow disk-shaped robots roaming steep, grassy embankments on the sides of the highway, not far from workers wearing safety vests and just standing around.
Neither is exactly what...
| Mar 6, 2013
Rita VanderWaal lives outside Chicago. Her boss works out of company headquarters in Troy, Mich. Her office is ostensibly in suburban West Dundee. But she usually works from home — unless she's on the road, as she was Tuesday.
"My boss is quite...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Oh, where have the aliens gone?
Once a staple of summer, as familiar as humidity, the classic flying saucer Roswell types have vanished from pop culture. Instead, we've had different staples: Iron Man, Adam Sandler, Stephen King. We've been brought 31...