| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A 3-year-old girl died in a Rogers Park apartment fire after the girl apparently set fire to a mattress in her family’s apartment while playing with a lighter, family members said.
LeAndrea White was found dead in the three-story apartment...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Umami Burger, the popular California-based hamburger chain, will open its first Chicago location later this year.
The restaurant will be a 90-seater at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to the now-shuttered Covo Gyro Market in Wicker Park. The chain said...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Every time I see "Passion," that ever-wise Stephen Sondheim-and-James Lapine affair probing the decidedly tenuous relationship between adoration and ecstasy, new things pop. On Monday night at the aptly intimate Theo Ubique Theatre in Rogers Park, it...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Bill Plante's journey from his Rogers Park upbringing to his current and longstanding post as CBS News White House correspondent has been, in many senses, a conventional one for reporters of a certain age. Plante, now 76, got into radio young — at...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:23 AM
It's amusing to think that mini-operas designed as private entertainments for the delectation of privileged, silk-clad French aristocrats at the time of Louis XIV, are now being recreated for far more democratic audiences of jeans-and-sweatshirted...
| Mar 7, 2014
Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz was an energetic force in Chicago's Hasidic Jewish community, overseeing the Lubavitch-Chabad movement in Illinois and helping to establish 37 Chabad centers around the state.
"His leadership style was one of encouragement and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.
According to a news release from...
| Mar 7, 2014
Jewel-Osco's parent company is buying five additional Dominick's locations and even plans to buy the rest of the company that used to run the Dominick's chain, hoping that a cross-country lineup can overcome competition from discounters, warehouse clubs,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Jewel-Osco's parent company said that it is buying five additional Dominick's locations and named the president of its Boston-area division as the new president of Jewel-Osco.
The five former Dominick's stores that Jewel-Osco plans to remodel and reopen...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:55 AM
With Chicago Opera Theater now focusing on contemporary music theater works, the responsibility for introducing Chicago audiences to seldom-performed stage works from the 17th and 18th centuries rests on the Haymarket Opera Company. Since its debut in...
| Feb 23, 2014
Mona Noriega and Evette Cardona, both in their 50s, will celebrate 20 years together next year.
But on Friday, there was an urgency to get to the next step in their relationship. Hours after a federal judge ruled that same-sex marriages didn't have to...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Chicago police officers are looking into how Internet gang activity, or “netbanging,” may be contributing to local crime, Rogers Park’s district commander Thomas Waldera said at a Thursday beat meeting.
“This is the new thing,...