In 2009, when Chicago was on the shortlist to host the 2016 Olympics, Redmoon Theater founder and executive artistic director Jim Lasko wondered, “What makes Chicago distinctive? How would we represent Chicago?”...
Walking the line: A tightrope walker performs at Midnight Circus.
Jeff Jenkins, founder and artistic director of Midnight Circus, a major Chicago event and fundraiser for the Chicago Park District, opens up about his family of performers and his favorite places around the Windy City.
16 Chicago bars that beat the sports bar stereotype with creative decor, food that goes beyond wings and skins (though there’s plenty of that. too), local brews on tap, and, if nothing else, flat-screens galore.
125 The number of touchdowns scored by the legendary running back Walter Payton, affectionately dubbed “Sweetness,” just one of many football feats during his 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, from 1975 to 1987.
To Chicago’s already deep-dish identity—food capital, sports town, architectural giant—comes one more personality: university town. In the spirit of back-to-school season, we visit three college neighborhoods for a taste of life outside the dorms.
Between fancy date nights and single soirées, we know this for sure: a hot outfit deserves hair, makeup and skin to match. Luckily, you can leave the exfoliating, tweezing, buffing and volumizing to these beauty professionals.
It’s your children’s goofy faces reflected in the silver bean-shaped “Cloud Gate.” It’s finding a peaceful spot amid the wildflowers of the Lurie Garden. Or picnicking with your favorite someone on the Pritzker Pavilion lawn for a free concert. Everyone has a favorite Millennium Park moment. And...