| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A Chicago police officer working an investigation in East Hazel Crest fatally shot a driver who sped toward him, authorities said. Chicago detectives were conducting surveillance around 9:...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Chicago has seen its share of new breweries in recent years, but there was a unique stir when John Laffler announced in November that he was leaving Goose Island to launch one of his own.
Well, it’s finally time to taste some of the beers...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:47 AM
For all the Chicago acting talent that turns up on TV each season, a steady number of local playwrights are landing TV work as well. Particularly women. Laura Jacqmin recently joined the staff of the new ABC series "Lucky 7" (which co-stars fellow...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Looking for a good reason to leave the house in the dead of winter? The stories at these live lit events--and the beers and cocktails recommended by the hosts—are sure to warm your spirit.
I [Bleep] You Not! (An Evening of Storytelling Not for...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:04 PM
You know what to expect when you’re expecting. But, oh baby, nothing can prepare you to shop for all the furniture, gear and supplies.
Good news: Local baby and kids shops are here to help. Across the city and suburbs there are great places to...
| May 24, 2013
Enoch Simpson may have created a monster. Since the days when his homemade doughnuts became a surprise brunch sensation at Nightwood, gourmet twists on the classic breakfast pastry have swept the city, threatening to make the trend go stale.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Two people were arrested and a third is still at large after someone suspected of shooting out an apartment window and breaking into a van fled police, speeding through the Northwest and North sides for an hour before crashing in Roscoe Village, police...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:50 AM
If you've ever owned a dog, you know the importance of finding the perfect name. Maybe you picked a family name, the name of a childhood dog or even the name of a city you love.
Dog lovers Bridgid Nolan, 36, and Sue Naiden, 41, had a different source of...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The players lift their bows with the customary this-is-the-end flourish, finishing a movement of a Shostakovich string quartet, and the audience claps. A few "Whoo!" yells escape from the back of the room. Some people whistle.
As the quartet launches...
| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.