| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:53 PM
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The University of Chicago's efforts to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding its campus suggests a similar opportunity is available for the Baltimore City neighborhood of Charles Village.
As recently reported elsewhere, the University of Chicago has...
| Oct 4, 2008
| 4:22 PM
Say it ain't so! Ted Allen will not be part of the four-person judging panel when Top Chef returns to Bravo in November. He'll be replaced by British journalist and food critic Toby Young.I'm unsure why Allen is not returning.......
| Jan 21, 2009
After the daylong inaugural celebration on the Mall, last night was the time for thousands to party at the balls.
Festivities began across Washington at 8 p.m. as people checked their overcoats, hats and gloves to reveal, in many cases, tuxedos and...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family.
"She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A decade ago, the South Side reveled in a surge of development, with condos and town houses sprouting from some of its empty lots.
But the recession, which stifled construction all over the city, hit the South Side the hardest, a Tribune analysis of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Court Theatre said Tuesday that it will host a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday in honor of its master electrician of the past two seasons, Brenton Wright. Wright, who was 27, was killed Aug. 6 in a rock-climbing accident in California. Wright worked...
| Jul 20, 2014
Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades.
Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
| Jul 30, 2014
A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Two eagerly anticipated restaurants will make their debuts on Wednesday.
The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) is a restaurant and concert venue from Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, the duo responsible for Longman & Eagle and Dusek's. Jared...