| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Orange County parents — if you haven't yet signed your 4-year-old up for free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, there's still time. Also, some schools are offering extended-day care beyond the half day program. Call your local school for details —...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:29 PM
UPDATE: Antwon Barr, 18, was located and was returned home safely, police said tonight. No additional information was released.
An 18-year-old man missing from his West Side home is mildly autistic and police are seeking the public's help in finding him....
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:34 PM
Hundreds of teenagers and 20-somethings queued up along Ashland Avenue before the gates opened at the Pitchfork Music Festival, enduring a relentless midday sun in exchange for the best vantage points around the festival stages.
Though Pitchfork's crowds...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Dinner. Supper. Getting your grub on.
Whatever you call it, for many American families the simple act of a family meal has become rocket science.
Busy schedules often pre-empt the treasured ritual of sitting around a table and sharing a meal and...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 10:14 AM
One of the casualties of the Blizzard of '11 is an historic West Side church, where two Gothic-style towers came down, sending stone, bricks and parts of the truss roof of the church into the sanctuary.
Rev. George W. Daniels, senior pastor of First...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 10:03 AM
The damage to a historic West Side church from the Groundhog Day Blizzard is estimated at more than $1 million, according to church officials.
The storm battered the roof of First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., as winds and...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:35 AM
In advance of his May 3 show at the House of Blues, Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky stopped by Wicker Park's RSVP Gallery that afternoon for a meet and greet with fans.
Rocky, who recently signed a record deal with RCA's Polo Grounds imprint and whose debut...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Peek-A-Boo At Pioneer Court
The controversy surrounding the new 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Chicago's Pioneer Court is swirling through the streets of Chicago and the backrooms of City Hall...and it has more than just Marilyn's over-sized...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
North Coast Music Festival
1501 W. Randolph
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:25 PM
True to tradition, North Coast Music Festival announced a partial lineup of headliners for the third annual fest--Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Union Park--just after midnight on Monday evening, along with a Groupon deal for discounted fest passes. Within about 30...
| May 1, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Protestors marched from Union Park Tuesday with a variety of issues on their agenda; bank bailouts, workers rights and gay rights, among them.
On a day traditionally held to honor lives lost during Chicago’s Hay Market workers riot 126 years...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Occupy protesters, anti-war demonstrators and union supporters staged a series of May Day rallies and marches today with little disruption to the work day in Chicago's business district.
Protest groups and authorities alike saw the events as a tune-up...