Theater historian Jeffrey Sweet recaps Chicago improv history with a multimedia presentation.
The lousy economy means it’s costing Chicago taxpayers more to recycle, but city officials are vowing to press on.
Metropolitan Brewing offers up free samples this Friday and Saturday.
Will a bankruptcy judge in Tampa decide today who runs Creative Loafing Inc.?
The City Council can approve a 99-year privatization deal in days, but it needs months to decide whether to put public records online.
The Obama administration seems to have explored all its legal avenues for getting that AIG bonus money back in about 24 hours. AIG meanwhile asks that we not make them blow up the world.
Under new chef John Manion, Goose Island Brewpub is feeding its spent grain to some of the tastiest animals around.
A 2007 documentary, The Five Ring Circus, details the high costs to Vancouver of its bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The film screens Friday at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
The Pew Research Center reports the readers of alternative weeklies are getting both younger and older.
Arts afterthoughts: Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale is to be Obama’s senior staff adviser on the arts. Never mind that he’s already serving as senior adviser on disability policy.
If you’re lucky enough to still have some disposable income to spend on clothes, there are big sample sales this weekend.
The City Council’s hearing on TIF transparency is interrupted by demands for a more inclusive Olympics plan.
Blank Dogs, Woods, and Naked on the Vague play a free show Tuesday at Cobra Lounge.
Barack Obama declines a party invitation, and the implications to Establishment Washington Journalism and his relations with it are tremendous, or whatever.
Obits make their views on overcompression clear.