Rag man, rug salesman, drag queen, neo-Nazi—if you lived in Chicago, Grant Pick wanted to hear your story.
Ben Joravsky’s June 29 column mistakenly referred to state senator Frank Watson as Frank Watkins, who is a longtime aide to Jesse Jackson Sr. and Jr. –The Editors A few corrections [“Steeds With Wheels” by Scott Eden, June 8]: First, New York does not allow a player to put their mallet into another player’s spokes. […]
Mesmerizing Uday: A local hypnotist fondly remembers his time in the service of Saddam’s son.
Lugging around that mass of cold, shiny metal helps Doug Jennings bear his more existential burdens.
For decades street photographer Gary Stochl never showed his work to a soul–not even his parents. Now, thanks to a twist of fate or two, he’s in the Art Institute’s collection and has a monograph on the way.
When she was 15, Holly McGuire was certain she’d seen Jason Gray murder three kids. Back in court at age 30, she didn’t seem so sure. Now his fate hangs on whether she can still be believed.
John Vasilopulos says he doesn’t dislike his neighbors because they’re gay. He just thinks they’re jerks.
A little-known Chicago writer goes where no man has gone before–into the private life of sci-fi icon Ray Bradbury.
There’s a cell phone antenna coming soon to a condo, church, or school roof near you. And if you don’t like it, well, there isn’t much you can do.
Carey Williams owns an old warehouse on the south side. There, on an upper floor, he maintains a vast collection of film equipment dating back to the 1890s. In addition to hundreds of cameras and projectors, the space is packed with posters, gigantic television cameras, studio lights, and a fleet of antique high-wheeled bicycles. “Look […]
The city’s bike-rental king and an upstart tour operator have themselves a turf war.
Can a biographer dig up every detail of his subject’s life and still expect to be his friend?
Reginald Wilson’s commissions come to him by word of mouth, and designs like this one get people talking.
The prevailing view is that the Illinois Republican Party lies on a slab in the morgue. “People think it’s dead from the shoulders down and up,” says conservative commentator Thomas Roeser. Dial back a decade to the 1994 elections, and things were bright and lively for the Republicans. “They had everything,” says Democratic political strategist […]
This isn’t just a Senate race. It’s the reality show of the year.