Even after 911 tapes released to the media included calls from people reporting young people fighting and making threats on a popular Chicago beach, police say the decision to close the beach on Memorial Day was tied to the heat and not violence or threats.In a statement Friday, police reiterated wh
The Noyes Art Center, a converted grammar school, houses Evanston's Next and Zarko Theatres. Lookingglass makes its home in the pumping station across from the Water Tower. Latino Chicago Theater (of blessed memory) worked out of a converted firehouse in Pilsen.
With many cities and states across the nation facing serious budget deficits and pension crises, Atlanta stands out as an exception to the rule. Since taking office 13 months ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has balanced the city's budget, hired more police officers, restructured city services, a