| Jun 11, 2013
Q: I am planning my first trip to Chicago for sometime in mid-June. What are your recommendations and must-have food experiences for a newcomer to Chicago?
—Lea Thompson, Austin, Texas
Q: I'll be in Chicago in July doing a dinner. Have some...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Know a young critic?
Send them our way!
To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program.
We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:33 AM
A group of demonstrators marched in Chicago yesterday to show support for anti-government protests in Istanbul and other large cities in Turkey.
The local protesters marched through Pioneer Court, just north of the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue,...
| Jun 4, 2013
Q: This just feels wrong — what's your take? Should a restaurant with a completely empty community table outside (all of their outdoor seating) and half empty inside tell you there is a 25-30 minute wait (first time) and 10-15 minute wait (second...
| Jun 5, 2013
June and July will bring a host of Trib Nation events of note to Chicago Tribune readers who are book lovers or nature lovers, whether they’re interested in the state of Chicago’s schools, or the state of social media for their personal and...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:48 PM
More than 100 demonstrators over various subjects waved signs and chanted outside the Chicago Hilton hotel where President Obama will attend a fundraiser tonight, hours after arrests were made there.
About half had gathered to express their...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:14 PM
This is one summer when local classical music lovers — and this means you — may want to skip the usual out-of-town cultural expeditions, avoid the hassles of air and car travel, and simply take advantage of the listening bounty that awaits...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:25 PM
That annual buffet of words called Printer's Row Lit Fest — I will always prefer its original name, Printers Row Book Fair — takes place Saturday and Sunday, with more than 250 authors spread across 200-some talks, performances, conversations,...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:21 AM
A woman who is believed to have jumped into the Chicago River downtown for a swim was quickly rescued by the crew of a tour boat--in the middle of their annual Coast Guard inspection, officials said.
The woman was seen going into the Chicago River...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:44 AM
A man from the South Side was shot to death in Calumet City early Thursday morning, according to authorities.
Charles Keller, 35, of the 5800 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. at...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights:
Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...
| Mar 10, 2013
Long before the state of Illinois figured out how to make big money from gambling, mobsters devised "a 50 million dollar a year business in nickels and dimes," as the Tribune reported in 1950.
Called "policy" — the game took bets for as little...