| Nov 22, 2012
Two hours after giving birth to twins in northwest Indiana, Stacy Martinez was being loaded onto a helicopter to be rushed to University of Chicago Hospital.
A nurse told the patient's friend Saturday to say her goodbyes because Martinez's life hung...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
For all of Simeon's victories on the basketball court, the program's most famous story is one of loss.
The 1984 shooting death of Ben Wilson, a Simeon forward then considered by many to be the best high school basketball player in the country, resonated...
| Nov 11, 2012
To divine whether you are drinking at a true dive bar, forget the neighborhood. Dive bars, thankfully, live everywhere in this city, a testament to tradition and one inescapable fact: Once we are in winter's teeth, few trips warm us like the short walk to...
| Dec 30, 2012
Janice Patterson remembers calling her mother to announce she was engaged. There wasn't much excitement on the other end of the line.
"She said, 'Well, I'll tell your father. It's your life,' Janice recalls. "Then she said, 'I have to get off the...
| Feb 10, 2013
Irish poet James Stephens once said, "What the heart knows today, the head will understand tomorrow."
Which is a rather lovely way of explaining the genesis of Dana Suskind's work. Co-founder of the pediatric cochlear implant program at the University...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:32 PM
You may well think you have seen David Auburn's "Proof," the story of a single, 25-year-old Hyde Park woman grieving for the mathematically brilliant father who has left her bereft. The Broadway national tour came through Chicago. There was a very solid...
| Apr 18, 2013
For Spiros Argiris and Gus Sellis, the story of their lives is written on the walls.
Argiris points around the room at the Valois Cafeteria's murals: the Museum of Science and Industry, Hyde Park Bank, the South Side lakeshore.
Then he points to the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has, when you think about it, been a remarkably good sport when it comes to "The Book of Mormon."
As that money-spinning, massively irreverent musical lampooning the Mormon religion and many of its...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Aug 29, 2013
Bathed in an eerie blue glow, a narrow wall of tightly packed skulls looms over the staircase descending into Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest tiki lounge and most recent Lettuce Entertain You venture. Evocative of the shrunken heads of campy tales...
| Apr 3, 2013
Joe Herb McFarlane's legs shook as he awaited the first time he would be in the same room with the man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter.
Jim McPherson, 21, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the Feb. 15 death of Janay...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Public League coaches were so upset at the way last year's map was drawn that they threatened to boycott the tournament and create their own instead.
That talk died down quickly and isn't likely to be rekindled, but the problem hasn't gone away.