| Nov 25, 2011
Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children's issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family's privacy during 22 years as Chicago's first lady, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, more than nine years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer....
| Jan 26, 2012
The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday in a pitch for cooperation that stayed away from potential...
| Jun 16, 2012
Chicago police geared up to try to tamp down neighborhood violence over the hot, muggy weekend and avoid a repeat of the spike in homicides and shootings seen the past few weekends.
Police also might have their hands full trying to keep a lid on any...
| Jul 29, 2012
Time is the enemy of old buildings, breaking them down just as it breaks people down. But time can save them as well as provide the attractive patina of age.
Time — or, more accurately, the passage of time — can upend the economic assumptions...
| Nov 27, 2011
On the day Chicago's first lady announced that she had breast cancer in 2002, Linda Borton started her chemotherapy treatments for the same affliction.
Though Borton, a health executive, didn't know Maggie Daley, she knew they were going through a shared...
| Aug 28, 2012
Q: I was scouring Google and the web for my favorite banana bread recipe that I think my husband accidentally threw in the trash. I won't make another banana bread without it!
The recipe made one loaf and the pan was coated in sugar and cinnamon —...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Despite much hand-wringing for city officials, the first rally of the NATO weekend -- and two impromptu marches it inspired -- went off without any major incidents Friday.
The two groups of protesters that had been marching through the Loop converged...
| Aug 21, 2012
Q: Many years ago I was dining in a restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. I ordered pressed duck. It was served in a deep fried form about 6 inches in length, 4 inches wide and about an inch or so thick. The vegetables were pressed together with the duck and...
| May 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
A standoff between police and anti-war demonstrators near the NATO summit at McCormick Place left several protesters bloodied and led to dozens of arrests, as delegates gathered for the first of two days of meetings.
The confrontation, which flared up...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:28 PM
About 75 protesters marched Thursday afternoon from President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters to three consulates of countries that belong to NATO, protesting the alliance’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan and other military...
| Aug 14, 2012
Q: I dislike food with soot or smoke on it or in it although I like well done meat and fowl. Could a charcoal grill work which had a thin metal plate under the grill? This would, of course, be circular, and would have three short arms which rest on the...
| Jul 18, 2012
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Q: I am searching for a recipe that appeared in your paper many years ago. It's called: Rose Lewis' $3,000 third prize Lemon Mustard Chicken. My copy is crumbling and would love to print...