| May 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Saturday night, my wife and I went with the Steinbergs to see local author Jack Zimmerman read from a new collection of stories at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview. Jack's a true local treasure, a wonderful storyteller and compelling......
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Two men were killed and another eight people wounded in shootings all over the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
One of the dead men, 21, was shot just east of the intersection of 79th Streets and Yates Boulevard in the South Chicago neighborhood....
| May 9, 2013
Before I could ride a bicycle or recite The Lord's Prayer, I remember sausages. Bulbous and gray, with brown patches from the fry pan, these links — ask my folks — were the quickest, cheapest way to quiet a hyper child. But my introduction...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Someone fired a gun 17 times toward a man and hit him once in the Bronzeville neighborhood overnight, according to authorities.
The 21-year-old man was a passenger in a car 47th Street about 12:30 a.m. when someone in another car on Dr. Martin Luther...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Cop impersonator Vincent Richardson was ordered on electronic monitoring today after he was busted yet again for allegedly pretending to be a Chicago police officer.
Richardson, who made national headlines when he was able to pass himself off as a...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Sunday expanding the physical education class waiver in a ceremony at a sports center in Chicago'...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Chicago police have issued an alert after a man tried to drag a woman into his car in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
The 33-year-old woman was walking near Elston Avenue and Pulaski Road around 6 p.m. Monday when the man started following her and...
| Sep 4, 2013
Amateur cooking schools and classes by independent teachers are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area.
Fees are listed where available. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Tribune. NEW means...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:57 AM
After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands.
So last week, Heltzer and...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:27 AM
The CTA announced its rail and bus service changes for Sunday's Pride Parade, which begins at noon and winds between Montrose Avenue and Broadway and Diversey Avenue and Sheridan Road.
In addition to changes because of the parade, some Loop trains...
| Mar 21, 2013
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A briefcase left at the Thorndale CTA stop prompted police to stop Red Line traffic in both directions until 4:45 a.m. Someone had left the briefcase at the Red Line stop at 1100 W....