| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:24 PM
A fugitive who was captured in his native Mexico more than a decade after he fled charges in the murder of his former girlfriend in Chicago was ordered held Thursday on no bail by a Cook County judge.
Raul Andrade Tolentino, who was apprehended after...
| Jul 21, 2013
Recently I was talking with Jim Koch, chairman and founder of Samuel Adams' parent, Boston Beer Co., when he poured himself a glass of his brewery's Noble Pils, a crisp, golden beer with a grassy, floral aroma.
"The thing about a good pilsner is that it...
| Jul 30, 2013
When attending a friend's art show or a gallery opening, I'm always first in line for the free champagne pours. I like visual art a lot, but even I have to admit that splotchy collages and moody photographs seem more intelligible with a drink in hand....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Chicago soon will be able to taste beers from its first "culinary-focused" brewery when former Goose Island Brewpub brewmaster Jared Rouben opens Moody Tongue Brewing Company.
Since leaving Goose Island Brewpub in January, Rouben has worked toward...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A man died and eight others were wounded in shootings across the city since Sunday afternoon, police said.
The attacks were as far north as Rogers Park and as far south as Roseland, police said.
The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Last year at this time, I offered up some personal resolutions for theater covering and going (not that I kept all of them). This year I am making a few resolutions for others.
Resolve: Get the new Griffin Theatre space up and running
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:36 AM
Nine activists arrested during an August protest at a Near West Side school building have been found not guilty of trespassing.
The nine, who range in age from 23 to 58, were acquitted Friday of trespassing charges stemming from a protest against...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| Nov 3, 2013
For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding.
No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake.
And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the unexpected weekend demolition of the Whittier Elementary School field house, saying the building was unsafe and the playground and sports fields slated to replace it will be better for kids in the Pilsen...