I was at work when the call came, though I wasn’t sure it was The Call at the time. All I knew was the kids were having a double-playdate in our apartment, the dog was going crazy, and Sarah was so miserable she wanted to send them all to Anchorage. I hopped in a cab immediately and made my way home... Read more
The Vintage Bazaar is a 150-vendor affair that’s been held at random warehouses and storefronts, as well as at Logan Square’s Congress Theater, for the past two years, but the eclectic event has finally found a permanent home at Uptown’s historic Aragon Ballroom ... Read more
On your agenda: The Paris Opera Ballet glides across the Harris stage… Aretha Franklin’s pipes fill McCormick Place … free music from Eighth Blackbird… plus, the weekend plans of the artist Jessica Stockholder. Read more
Monday’s news that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., the subject of a congressional ethics investigation related to the Blago corruption case and the alleged sale of President Obama’s senate seat, is suffering from “exhaustion” and resting at an undisclosed location, caught political reporters by surprise... Read more
There are many nice homes for sale or rent in Chicago, and there are some high-performing schools. But finding a home in the district of a good CPS school was a little like playing chess on two different boards at once—that is, until the introduction of SchoolSparrow... Read more