We have to begin thinking and organizing ourselves beyond the arbitrary constraints of nations and beyond our current, resource-devouring economic system. We have to imagine a global culture that doesn't pit humanity against nature. more
A West Side woman was killed Sunday night after suffering more than 20 gunshot wounds in a shooting that may have gang connections, officials said. more
It's imperative that all Americans get informed and engage in the heated debate over how our tax dollars are spent by our nation's government. It's both our right, our responsibility and the exquisite privilege of our Democracy. more
Based on the success of his single "Somebody That I Used To Know," multi-instrumentalist Gotye has been gaining a great deal of momentum around the world. Not bad for a guy who didn't speak a stitch of English until the age of 6 or so. more
What's striking, when watching Lockout (aside from what a terrible, lunk-headed movie it is), is how frequently and explicitly it flaunts its anti-Democrat -- and anti-Obama -- point of view. more
This week, Chicago's individuality in the country's cityscape shone through. We established ourselves as quirky eaters, nontraditional daters, creative problem-solvers and a generally fun-loving bunch.... more
A cozy breakfast nook is proof that when it comes to smart design, bigger isn't always better. These charming kitchen niches are usually only large... more
The man tried to board a bus with a gun, Chicago Police said. Photo Credit: Getty Images more
A man was arrested after trying to board a Greyhound bus with a gun in the South Loop early this morning, police said. more
When Byron Kouris first talked about opening an ice cream parlor near Wilson and Ravenswood, people told him he was nuts. At the time, the area was considered off the beaten path, but shortly after he opened Zephyr Restaurant in 1976, customers came in... more
We spotlight four galleries that don't get the attention they deserve.
4 years ago | Alex Parker
Deverra Beverly is known as one of the CHA's most powerful resident leaders, largely because she's been able to find ways to compromise and collaborate during sometimes heated disputes.