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  • Executive profile: Deborah Lahey

    Executive profile: Deborah Lahey
    In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands. She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
  • Ventra registration providing headaches

    Ventra registration providing headaches
    Turns out, the waiting is not the hardest part. Some Chicago Card users said they finally received their Ventra cards in the mail but had difficulty activating and then registering their cards online because they never received Ventra emails telling them...
  • Chicago, caught between '50s, '60s

    This column is not about the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. We'll be writing about that Sunday, and then again next week, closer to Thursday's opening night. But here's an interesting fact regarding this year's festival: Not a single...
  • Phil Vettel: Two stars for Bread & Wine

    Phil Vettel: Two stars for Bread & Wine
    To appreciate Bread & Wine, the 16-month-old restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood, it helps to be less literal and more observant. For instance, you might be surprised, as I was initially, to discover that the kitchen doesn't set out much bread....
  • Neverias: Cool treats year-round

    Neverias: Cool treats year-round
    As fall's cool days swiftly start to outnumber those warm ones on the tail end of summer, mojitos and margaritas are replaced by warm cider and pumpkin spice lattes. But for those with a sweet tooth, the wonders of Mexican neverias (ice cream shops) are...
  • Bring on brunch

    Bring on brunch
    Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
  • Mixed reviews for CTA's 'de-crowding'

    Mixed reviews for CTA's 'de-crowding'
    The CTA attempted to de-crowd buses and trains Monday — and da crowd cheered and da crowd booed. Old habits, particularly commuting habits, are highly resistant to change. That was the case for many transit customers forced to try a new way to...
  • Descent into chaos

    Descent into chaos
    A day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago, a 4-year-old girl, abandoned and crying, stood in front of a burning building a few blocks from the West Side apartment where the civil rights leader had lived during his open-...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • A bit of Britain at Jolly Posh

    A bit of Britain at Jolly Posh
    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...
  • Pick a class, any class

    Pick a class, any class
    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...
  • FBI: Robber hits Glenview bank, 6th since October

    FBI: Robber hits Glenview bank, 6th since October
    A man who robbed a Glenview bank this afternoon is believed to have robbed five other Chicago-area banks since October, according to the FBI. The MB Financial Bank, 2200 N. Waukegan Road, was robbed about 2:25 p.m., according to Joan Hyde, a spokeswoman...