| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Shootings across the city late Saturday and early Sunday left two men dead and at least four people injured, authorities said.
About 5:19 a.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot on the 3300 block of West Crystal Street in the West Side’s...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Tuesday at the headquarters of the Yollocalli Arts Reach program in Pilsen, Alex Aguilar was hunched over a piece of 8-by-11 paper, carefully outlining the word “Chicago” in cursive. He drew the city skyline rising from the tops of the...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Ludwig van Beethoven was forever pushing boundaries, and the annual Chicago festival that bears the composer's name continues to do the same, even more so than in the past.
“Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013,” as the third edition is titled,...
| Apr 25, 2013
A wave of new Mexican restaurants opening over the past two months has us wondering whether there's something in the water. Tequila, maybe? We enlisted a team of taco-and-guac obsessives to fill up and report back on three new entries and got the...
| Apr 30, 2013
If the last time you visited Pilsen was for brunch at Nightwood or a hangover-curing bowl of menudo at Nuevo Leon, it's time to return. This lineup starts on 18th Street and covers a bit more than a mile of ground on the way over to Halsted; hop the #18...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Three people are being questioned about the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy as he walked out of a store with two teenaged girls in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.
Michael Orozco had just left the store at the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:52 AM
It's called The Bakery, but the only things likely to be cooked up in this Pilsen art loft-turned-BMX course are grinds, flips, wheelies and the kind of creative bike tricks usually reserved for YouTube.
Tired of dealing with schizophrenic Chicago...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Andrew Barber deals almost exclusively with young men who have come into money. Some are newly rich; some started poor and worked their way to comfortable; and others, arguably his bread and butter, are not wealthy yet but stand to make a chunk of change....
| Apr 22, 2013
826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org
Tom Acitelli is author...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 5:20 PM
A man who was killed when a dump truck hit him this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood has been identified, authorities said.
The pedestrian, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Gerardo Rodriguez, was struck about 8:30 a.m. in the...