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  • 2014 Chicago fall beer festival guide

    2014 Chicago fall beer festival guide
    Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here and $65 there can add up at the end of the month. That's especially true of the fall season, when Chicago craft beer events pack the calendar seemingly every weekend. So where to spend those hard-earned dollars? We'll give you the rundown on eight major craft beer festivals and events taking place this fall and leave you to decide where to throw your cash. kbernot@tribune.com @redeyeeatdrink
  • Two men wounded in fight near Buckingham Fountain

    Two men wounded in fight near Buckingham Fountain
    Two drunken men got “superficial” cuts after fighting each other Saturday night near Buckingham Fountain in the Loop, police said. The incident happened around 10:15 p.m. in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive, according to Chicago...

    Covering Paul Konerko: Reporters' remembrances

    Covering Paul Konerko: Reporters' remembrances
    Colleen Kane The Paul Konerko era already was nearing its end when I started covering the White Sox in August 2013, and so while the captain's home runs and RBIs have still colored parts of my experiences with the team, they are not what has left the...

    Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout

    Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout
    The sun shone bright and hot over Taste of Chicago on its final day Sunday as vendors hoped to rebound from a rare closure of the festival earlier in the weekend. There were few signs of the puddles and stagnant water that had forced the festival to...

    Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000

    Repairs to Grant Park after Lollapalooza could cost $266,000
    More than a week after music fans rocked out at Lollapalooza, two mud-slopped fields in Grant Park remained closed to the public for the repair work that is set to begin Wednesday. The price tag for the post-fest repairs is estimated at $266,000, the...