| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:13 PM
In a new feature on The Theater Loop’s Funny page, freelance writer Jason Heidemann trolls Chicago’s stand-up clubs, wandering all over the city and suburbs. In this space, he’ll report back his musings on the jokes, the talent and the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A person is in custody in Wisconsin after a woman was found dead in the trunk of a car near the Greyhound station in the South Loop, officials said. Read more
• Three people were...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:21 AM
From an inquisitive reader (edited for space):
My husband and I are theater and concert fans who prefer to dine after a performance. Some of the places we've sampled are really designed for late-night mating dances among 20- and 30-somethings. Can the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:57 PM
The producers of Tru TV's “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago” are hoping to turn pro wrestler and restaurant owner Lisa Marie Varon’s unusual career path into a reality TV show.
The series would revolve around Varon and her Lincoln Park...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Police searching the South Branch of the Chicago River near the South Loop this evening after a woman was spotted jumping into the water found a woman's body.
A Fire Department diver had to avoid dangerous debris while searching for the woman,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Choreographer Bill T. Jones has a restless mind. The man who created the confrontational "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land" — which gathered nearly 50 naked Chicagoans of all ages and sizes onstage at the Civic Theatre in 1992...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
To our readers:
Chicago ranks as one of the most important theater cities in the world, earning accolades in the same breath with London and New York. This city is the birthplace of many great American plays and launched the hopes and careers of many...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie.
She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
| Oct 25, 2013
Although they were renters from Chicago's River North neighborhood, Bethany and Alden Van Solkema had not spent much time in the South Loop before they shopped for condos there. Now they are sold on the historic area's neighborly atmosphere.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The news this week that Oprah Winfrey is likely to sell, or otherwise extricate herself from, some or all of her signature Harpo Studios on Chicago's Near West Side seemed to put the final period on Oprah, the Chicago years.
That most famous of...
| Oct 22, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems.
Many in the room shared an...