| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Words that describe summer in the Midwest in general, and Chicago in particular: magical, memorable, anticipated, revered. And let's not forget: frenzied, overstimulating, overwhelming, fleeting.
"Come September, you push down the windows you pushed up,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Coming up Aug. 22-26: Festivals, live music, and classes for green thumbs and toe-tappers.
Learn how to garden indoors at Patty Turner Center's Horticulture Workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Horticulturalist Jamie Plotkin...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Plan now for live music, comedy and a sweet class for kids in Highland Park and Deerfield.
Summer send off
Deerfield's "Summer Sampler" series comes to a close as Chicago group Final Say takes the stage from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The quartet of...
| Jul 13, 2014
In 1917, Albert Schorsch, a 29-year-old real estate dealer on the Northwest Side, sent carpenters and bricklayers to build 16 single-family homes on the 6000 block of Grace Street in a style then relatively new to Chicago but destined to be no less the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:31 AM
A $100,000 lightning detection system, using sensors, horns and strobe lights, will be installed this month at 10 of Highland Park's major recreational areas, and at Rosewood Beach and Moraine Park in 2015.
The Park District of Highland Park chose the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Like the old adage says, “You can’t please everybody.”
It appears that’s the case with the city’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:08 PM
I have lived in the Top of the World area for 35 years. One of the most traumatic events of my life is when I had to evacuate my home during the devastating 1993 fire. That event left me psychologically scarred and hyper-aware of the possibility of...
| Jun 20, 2014
Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel,
I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset.
The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
| May 24, 2014
Entertainment calendar of events for the week of May 29.
One Hot Mess
Vibe at 1935 welcomes the band One Hot Mess as they perform their rocking covers at 8 p.m. on May 30. This trio of musicians will serve up songs from the likes of Pearl Jam and...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Chicago was recently named one of the most playful cities in the United States by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that seeks to make play accessible to all kids. We’re not talking Minecraft marathons or Candy Crush sessions but play in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from April 19 to April 21.
There are versatile cover bands, and then there's The New Younger Brothers Band. This group is sure to put a rocking end to your night at Norton's Restaurant at...