Stefano Esposito

Staff reporter

Stefano Esposito is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival runs Jan. 18-28 at locations across the city.
Former Second City actor played a Santa Claus impersonator in the 1990 holiday classic.
The iconic Lake View club is closed for good after 40 years. One of the original co-owners says it changed lives. Longtime patrons and former staff members agree.
The theater company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday for its new home at 5627 N. Lincoln Ave.
From repairing torn pants to stopping the walnuts from bumping into each other on stage, the work of Joffrey Ballet’s sewing team goes on long after the show starts.
Almost 100 years after Max Fleischer created the character, she remains a wildly popular slice of American pop culture.
It takes three months to ready the festive rail cars, which will start picking up passengers Nov. 24.
The Bensenville wrecking yard where “that old car is worth money,” is set to close Nov. 30 after nearly 80 years.