Following the horrendous Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, one grieving couple honored their daughter’s memory through music — while the community’s children channeled their recovery via a rock-pop version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.”
The documentary film about all this — “Midsummer in Newtown” — is being screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center on State Street on Sunday and in an encore showing on Feb. 2.
The film’s producer Jo Budzilowicz is from Chicago, as is Michael Unger, who directed the play at Sandy Hook Elementary School showcased in the documentary.
Highlights of the area eateries’ openings, new menus and special events.
ComEd was pressured to hire politically connected law firm as it fought for key bills in Springfield, former top official testifies
ComEd’s former general counsel said he was told to sign the law firm of political operative Victor Reyes to an unusual three-year contract guaranteeing Reyes’ firm 850 hours of legal work a year.
Candida auris is a form of yeast that is not a danger to healthy people but can be deadly to fragile people staying in hospitals and nursing homes.
Lane closures on the Kennedy are expected to extend from the junction with the Edens Expressway south to Fullerton by Wednesday as a multi-year revamp gets underway.
Fest made an impression on the Irish indie rock band, returning to Chicago for a show at the Riviera.