| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The street appears frozen in time. If you stood at 24th Street and stared south down Oakley Avenue, the view probably doesn't look that different from 30 years ago. This is the heart of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
On this stretch of Oakley there'...
| 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.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:44 AM
One man was fatally gunned down, a woman was stabbed and three other men were wounded during separate attacks Sunday on the city's South and West sides.
Most recently in the 300 block of West 60th Place, a 22-year-old man was shot dead on the scene...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday plans to start a 24-hour fast to show support for immigration reform efforts in Washington, D.C.
The mayor and some members of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus plan to go without food from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
For a good portion of the audience at Redmoon Theater's "Winter Pageant," the annual family show offers the first opportunity to journey to the theater company's new headquarters in Pilsen. Redmoon does not produce often and has, of late, become less of a...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The actor's life is arduous and peripatetic, but it can be a long and fulfilling ride. You can find yourself handed enormous responsibility at a young age, like Johnny Rabe, given the pivotal job of playing Winthrop Paroo in the Paramount Theatre's "The...
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:44 AM
With holiday parties and social events on the rise, the hunt for the perfect outfit, or several, can get downright expensive. After the shopping high fades, the guilt of overspending generally follows and that shirt you called a "must-have" has...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:50 AM
A 30-year-old man was critically hurt when someone opened fire during a dispute involving a cell phone early this morning in the Far South Side's West Pullman neighborhood, police said.
About 1:30 a.m., someone opened fire on a porch in the 11600...
| 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...