| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A “kind of a gift” from Bonny Sandona to her husband George became the gift that keeps on giving for hundreds of people over the last decade.
Sandona, 67, said she started the “Spaghetti-o’s,” a loosely knit club made up...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Here are a few Chicago restaurants that will feed you for $25 or less—just be sure to tip generously—it is a holiday, after all). Reserve a spot early!
» The Chicago Diner, 3411 N. Halsted St.
The Lakeview location of this legendary...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Duck bacon truffled poutine: The most unexpected poutine on Chicago's West Side can be found in Lawndale, in a restaurant with a bulletproof takeout carousel. Here, at the nearly 3-month-old Crazy Bird Chicken, I was served a heaping mound of french fries...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:33 PM
As a 10-year veteran of sailing Chesapeake Bay and some other amazing waters around the globe, it's hard to name a favorite spot. But the Tobago Cays rank right up there.
The Tobago Cays are an area with a 1,400-acre sand-bottom lagoon of crystal...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:49 AM
You're not alone in thinking e-cigarettes have made a push into the mainstream this year.
The wordsmiths at Oxford Dictionaries think the trend is so significant that they've named "vape" the word of 2014.
The meaning of the word is, "to inhale or...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Rockin' Horse Saloon and Grill, a new watering hole with a definite country feel, opened last month at 5200 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest.
"We even have reclaimed barn wood decorating the inside," said general manager Bob Potokar of the former Oxygen...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Brian Fitzpatrick, Google's first Chicago-based engineer and a leader in the company's work on censorship and government surveillance, is leaving the Internet giant to join chef Grant Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas, the team behind Alinea,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:55 PM
CAR BURGLARY: A wallet was stolen Nov. 5 from a car in the 7600 block of 159th Place.
CAR BURGLARY: A laptop computer was stolen Nov. 6 from a car in the parking lot of L.A. Fitness in the 18400 block of Convention Center Drive. A window was...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Cubs' wooing of Jon Lester had absolutely nothing to do with Ronnie Woo-Woo, and was a perfect example of knowing your client's needs and his comfort zone.
All the contenders were offering more money than Lester could spend in 100 lifetimes.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Hot Doug's closed its doors in October, Chicago lost its greatest argument for waiting in line for food. The hysteria of its final month caused freethinking people to stand 12 hours for a hot dog. Now that Doug's is but a wiener figment in our...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol.
The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...