| Aug 2, 2012
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg
Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:49 AM
The Megabus coach that crashed en route from Chicago, killing a graduate student from University of Missouri, was manufactured last year and “had passed a full preventative maintenance check within the past week,” the company says.
| Aug 15, 2012
| 6:26 AM
A father of four was killed and at least six other people were wounded in overnight shootings across Chicago, police say.
The night's only fatal shooting occurred just after midnight in the 7500 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Shore...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 9:29 AM
It should come as no surprise that a man who refers to a woman's menses as "Shark Week" is totally cool with other men asking for sex on the first date.
Kevin Chmura, a.k.a. self-described foreplay expert/professional playboy Spencer Burnett, explained...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:08 AM
The CTA is looking for artists to create work for seven North Side Red Line stations currently undergoing overhaul.
The CTA said today it issued a request for proposals for local, national and international artists to submit their qualifications to the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:27 AM
In a couple of weeks, Cynthia Levin will be leaving Chicago and moving to London.
This may not mean a great deal to you, since the actress and comic has spent most of the past couple of decades living in Los Angeles.
The last time she performed here...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:38 AM
A 21-year-old man Loyola University Chicago senior died after touching the electrified third rail at a Rogers Park CTA Red Line station, according to authorities.
The man, John Versnel, of the 6500 block of North Lakewood Avenue, was pronounced dead...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the third annual autumn extravaganza with free fun and games for the family!
Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., and all along Howard Street between Marshfield and Ashland Avenues. Saturday, October 6, 2012,...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:45 AM
To the riders who watched the CTA board vote last week to cut their bus route so the agency could beef up service in other areas, consider the plight of Little Village.
In 1997, the CTA eliminated a bus route that traveled along 31st Street because the...
| Sep 21, 2012
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Even if the real estate market were in Armageddon mode, many real estate industry types could still be expected to give you an enthusiastic "yes!" if you asked them, "Is now a good time to sell my house?"
But given the near-avalanche of somewhat...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:00 PM
A 62-year-old man who was found in an alley in the West Rogers Park neighborhood was beaten to death, officials said.
Delfino Mora of the 6000 block of North Washtenaw Avenue died of blunt head trauma in an assault, according to an autopsy conducted...