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  • Mike Royko was Wrigley Field's poet laureate

     Mike Royko was Wrigley Field's poet laureate
    We can only imagine how much fun it would've been had Mike Royko's fantasy of buying the Cubs come to fruition. The late Chicago columnist, the conscience of Cubs fans from the 1960s through the '90s, met with former A's owner Charlie Finley in the...
  • Democrats, Republicans waste little time launching fall campaign

    Democrats, Republicans waste little time launching fall campaign
    Democrats and Republicans woke up the day after the Illinois primary election to each put on a unified front, and the very places they chose to break bread illustrated the theme of the eight-month campaign that lies ahead. Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick...
  • Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours

    Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours
    The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer. His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
  • Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'

    Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that a goat's head dropped off at Wrigley Field is no laughing matter, but tell that to Cubs players. "Come up with something original," scoffed Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, noting that the billy goat curse against the team...
  • Goodbye, and thanks for all the years

    Goodbye, and thanks for all the years
    Mayor Richard Daley's final City Hall open house Monday took on a different tone than others he's hosted over the years, as hundreds of guests came mostly to thank him for decades of service rather than to seek the favor of Chicago's powerful chief...
  • TLC's 'Fabulous Cakes' sweet on Chicago

    TLC's 'Fabulous Cakes' sweet on Chicago
    If you love food and Chicago (not necessarily in that order) then tune in to TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes” at 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, on the Discovery Channel to watch a trio of this town’s cake artists—Alliance Bakery’s...
  • Taste attendance drops to 25-year low

    Taste attendance drops to 25-year low
    About 2.35 million people visited Taste of Chicago this year, 300,000 fewer than attended the city’s iconic summer fest in 2010, according to a Chicago Park District estimate released today. The crowd was the smallest for the Taste since 1986, when...
  • Billy Goat Tavern owner reacts to NHL lockout

  • TV review: Eat (and drink) up: Bourdain takes a Chicago 'Layover'

    TV review: Eat (and drink) up: Bourdain takes a Chicago 'Layover'
    Anthony Bourdain still isn't a fan of deep dish pizza, but he loves Chicago. "In a town where everything is great, they're most famous for something that sucks," the chef says in the Season 2 opener of "The Layover" (8 p.m. CT Nov. 19, Travel Channel;...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • 'Burger Land' and the Billy Goat

    'Burger Land' and the Billy Goat
    No one who met George Motz on the afternoon of April 19, 2003, as he bit into his first double cheeseburger in the subterranean Billy Goat Tavern on Hubbard Street — “It is incredible, everything I had heard it was. The taste is distinctive...