The Most Surprising Thing About Deep Dish Pizza? It’s Not That Deep.

Different styles of Chicago’s storied pie abound, but the original is a revelation — and one worth making at home.


Chicago Tax Referendum and Prosecutor Primary Are Too Close to Call

A proposal to raise the transfer tax on sales of high-value properties was trailing. Two Democrats were locked in a…


Mike Nussbaum, Celebrated Chicago Theater Actor, Dies at 99

He appeared memorably in “American Buffalo” and in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Glengarry Glen Ross,” but gave up a career…


Shootings Dip in Chicago but Grow in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic shootings are a small portion of the city’s violence, but victims’ advocates say the new spike is worrisome.


At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Artists Run Free

Faheem Majeed, a member of the art collective the Floating Museum and one of the artistic directors of this year’s…


It Ain’t His, Babe: Bob Dylan Has Been Playing City-Specific Covers

On the road the past few weeks, the 82-year-old singer-songwriter has been peppering sets with surprising crowd-pleasers.


Chicago’s Newest Must-Have Fashion Accessory

Before Connor Bedard had laced up his skates for a regular season game, the 18-year-old hockey phenom had already caused…


As Winter Looms, Venezuelan Migrant Surge Overwhelms Chicago

The buses packed with Venezuelan migrants are now arriving in downtown Chicago day and night, doubling in number in recent…


An Arabic Adaptation of ‘Chicago’ Razzle Dazzles Lebanon

Reimagining the Broadway musical for audiences near Beirut meant new character names, choreography and lyrics.


James B. Zagel, U.S. Judge Who Jailed Illinois Governor, Dies at 82

He sentenced Rod Blagojevich to 14 years to send a message about corruption in high places. As a prosecutor he…

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