| Feb 18, 2013
It's a long-shot safety campaign known in shorthand as "zero deaths."
Cutting the death toll to zero in crashes across all forms of transportation is an aggressive and perhaps unrealistic goal, but Illinois and more than half of the other states are...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper and saxophonists Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Heath and Rudresh Mahanthappa will headline the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 29...
| Feb 19, 2013
Q: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...
| May 2, 2013
Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
| May 6, 2013
The Chicago Transit Authority's next big project and its impact on riders were the focus of conversation Friday afternoon at Carter's Barbershop in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood.
Bert Downing, the owner of the shop at 3622 W. Cermak Road in...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Having gone without Richard Wagner's music for so long, Chicago suddenly has become Wagner Central.
This weekend, local devotees will be able to catch a major portion of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a complete "Die...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Just when you thought it was safe to dip your toe into summer music, along comes Riccardo Muti to say, "Not so fast." The winter classical music season has, insofar as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is concerned, three more weeks to run.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Q: My friend and I have this bet regarding the impact of air conditioner use on fuel consumption. I believe that once the air conditioner is turned on, the fuel consumption will invariably increase, regardless of the speed at which you set the fan. My...
| 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
Chicago's first two-way protected bike lanes have been in place for six months through the center of downtown on Dearborn Street, and the experience so far has led city officials to conclude that all cyclists really need to obey traffic laws are signals...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:25 AM
After devoting the three weeks of Riccardo Muti's spring residency mainly to core Austro-German repertory, the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra probably were in need of a change of pace. And so, for that matter, were audience members.
| May 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The young musicians of the Civic Orchestra, as enamored as they were of the prospect of being mentored by Yo-Yo Ma, didn't see it coming.
The world's most celebrated cellist, who's the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was chatting...