| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:11 PM
A 13-year-old boy was one of two people killed, and 13 other people were wounded, in shootings in the city overnight that stretched from Montrose Avenue south to 97th Street, authorities said.
Two other boys, 14 and 15, were shot and wounded while...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:37 PM
SAWYER — The beach stretches for three miles along Lake Michigan, while massive dunes pile up hundreds of feet above the shoreline like a mountain range made of sand.
Six miles of trails wind through nearly 2,000 acres of diverse landscapes, from...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:02 AM
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company.
Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
| May 19, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Many of the world's leaders are now in Chicago, and Sunday morning, they'll be at McCormick Place, where talks begin on a number of issues with the war in Afghanistan and the European economy, highest on the list.
Like a well-choreographed dance,...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Welcome to the real-life version of Candy Land.
Over here sits a giant chocolate replica of the Bean, decorated with colorful jelly beans in the shape of the Chicago skyline. Over there, sour gummy worms. There's licorice in one corner, and rich...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column. Of all the nuggets of Richard M. Daley's wit and wisdom that veteran WLS-AM 890 political reporter Bill Cameron unearthed in a recent search of his audio vault, my favorite is this: What really makes narcotics so......
| Mar 9, 2012
Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
| Nov 25, 2011
The first thing you notice about Oakland is the quiet. This is good news and bad news.
The good news: Except for the hum of nearby Lake Shore Drive, this South Side residential neighborhood has no tangled street corners with blaring car horns and no more...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:26 PM
It was Monday, after work, and Deborah Robertson had chased her sister, Nellie, out onto the front porch of the house in Edmondson Village that they share.
"She smokes and I don't, so she has to go outside," said Robertson.
But soon enough, her sister...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Move over, Williamsburg. Hipstamatic, an iPhone photo app that uses different filters to create a retro feel, has created a Wicker Park add-on — aka “HipstaPak” — “perfect for those nights out clinking glasses at dimly lit,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 9:17 AM
“Terra Nova” (7 p.m. Sept. 26, Fox; 3 stars) opens with a sweeping view of the Chicago skyline, but it’s not quite familiar.
Sure, we see the Sears Tower (it’s officially called Willis Tower now, but not by me) for a second, but...