INSIDER’S GUIDE: From classic cinema to fried chicken, this neighborhood dials up the charm in time for the holidays
Traumatic brain injuries linked both sports and political news in 2011. As lawsuits and science about concussions advance, expect more in the new year.
In a December story about late Iraq War veteran and Peru native Anthony Wagner, John Keilman captured many of the economic, political, and social tensions of 2011.
The Occupy movement brought the idea of the 99 Percent to the fore in 2011, and confused journalists and politicians with its passive resistance to ideology.
With the year coming to a close, we asked our Twitter followers and Facebook fans to send us their picks for the top Chicago stories of 2011. Here’s a list of the most memorable, plus some additions from our staff.
Theo Epstein takes the reins of the long-suffering Cubs, ushering in a new era of superstar management. Meanwhile, a Cub you might remember from his sole MLB at-bat keeps trying to return.
2011 was a long, fascinating year for Groupon, Chicago’s biggest Web 2.0 company and the fastest-growing one in history: preparing for its IPO, fighting off the SEC. If corporations are people, puberty is no less awkward for them.
One of the most important lessons from the 2010 Census became clear in 2011: a Latino baby boom means that one-third of children under the age of five in the city are Latino.
Some people treat New Year’s Eve as the party of parties, a no-brainer occasion for a blowout night on the town. (If that’s you, skip to the end of this post.) Other people, like me, prefer to bypass the cab wars and ring in the year with friends at a house party…
I had a fantastic dinner recently at Vera, a newish Spanish eatery in the West Loop that’s making tons of top 2011 restaurant lists…