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  • Working Sunday is a way of life for many

    We work Sundays. We're the car salesmen, preachers and tattoo artists. We're Grace Dowe, whose husband, Alphonzo, comes into the fast-food restaurant where his wife works on Sundays, just to see her. "I pop into see how her day is going, give her a...
  • Sushi coming to Johnny's in Roland Park

    Sushi coming to Johnny's in Roland Park
    Starting this week, the cafe space at Johnny’s will transform into a sushi bar five nights a week. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., newly hired sushi chef Ron Choi will create and serve sashimi, nigiri and rolls from behind the...
  • Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are engaged

    Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are engaged
    Lady Gaga and longtime beau Taylor Kinney are engaged to be married, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!," Gaga wrote on Instagram, where she posted a picture Monday showing her heart-shaped...
  • How the job of alderman affects your daily life

    How the job of alderman affects your daily life
    From deciding whether a bar will open up on your street to facilitating the permit for your block party to voting on the mayor's proposals, your alderman has a say on the look and feel of your neighborhood. The city's 50 aldermen make up City Council,...
  • A Parade, Pub Crawls, Masquerades And More For Mardi Gras

    A Parade, Pub Crawls, Masquerades And More For Mardi Gras
    Shrove Tuesday is Feb. 17 this year, but the celebrations started early in the month. Here are some of the parties happening this week: >>A Mardi Gras parade steps off from Hartford's Pratt Street at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 17 featuring all the trimmings: beads,...
  • Gail Aglaia Givoglu: Restaurateur made patrons feel at home

    Gail Aglaia Givoglu: Restaurateur made patrons feel at home
    On the corner of Michigan Street and Osceola Avenue, in a small brick building with panels painted Mediterranean blue, a Greek woman welcomed patrons home. Inside were fresh flowers at each table, the radio turned to a Greek station, a deli case of...
  • John W. Ruppert III owned a refrigeration business and invested in restaurants, real estate

    John W. Ruppert III owned a refrigeration business and invested in restaurants, real estate
    John W. Ruppert III, a former refrigeration business owner and real estate developer, died of heart disease Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Baldwin resident was 72. Born in Baltimore and raised on Southern Avenue in Hamilton, he was the son of...
  • Fat Tuesday parties

    Fat Tuesday parties
    5 ways to celebrate Fat Tuesday in Chicago Mardi Gras Menu Big Jones 5347 N. Clark St. 773-275-5725 Feast on New Orleans and Fat Tuesday favorites such as julienned alligator tail with spicy red sauce and butter rice ($24), vegetarian gumbo ($8),...
  • Oak Park chamber's Foodie Fest kicks off second year

    Oak Park chamber's Foodie Fest kicks off second year
    Foodie Fest, the Oak Park area's take on restaurant week, debuts for the second year on Feb. 21. Cathy Yen, executive director of the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce, said about 50 restaurants in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and...
  • Public's input sought on updating District 86 plan

    Public's input sought on updating District 86 plan
    Hinsdale High School District 86 continues to look for people to serve on teams that will help update the master facilities plan. About 30 people, not including administrators and School Board members, attended a volunteer fair Feb. 12 in the Hinsdale...
  • 2 fast-food places on North Side robbed

    2 fast-food places on North Side robbed
    Two fast-food restaurants on the North Side were robbed in the past week. In both incidents, a man armed with a knife walked into a business and demanded money from the cash register, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department’s...