| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago's restaurants are looking forward to a wild weekend. Here are a few suggestions for Halloween.
Artango Bistro. A Spanish-themed Hallow's Eve Dinner Friday features a four-course dinner ($55), 1900s-costumed servers, tango dancing and open...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:50 AM
It was such a noble effort. Lettuce Entertain You hires a national name in Patricia Yeo to run its Big Bowl division and gives her free rein. She came in pushing to elevate Chinese and Thai food from merely orange chicken and green curry. She advocated...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Some of Chicago's most famous restaurants will soon receive artisanal meats, truffles and mushrooms from a warehouse on Rawls Road in Des Plaines.
D'Artagnan, a New Jersey-based company that specializes in providing high-end restaurants with...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 6:56 PM
A 44-year-old worker died and three others were injured Saturday afternoon when a brick facade fell from a West Lawn neighborhood building and injured workers, officials said.
The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m., at a single-story commercial...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Kenneth H. Richardt was a longtime West Chicago business owner and a former alderman in the western suburb who is credited with helping create the parade that turned into the city's popular Railroad Days festival.
Mr. Richardt, 95, died of congestive...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:42 PM
The James Beard Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2015 awards starting today, and there are several new categories of note.
In the restaurant and chef awards (held May 4, 2015, at the Civic Opera House), outstanding baker is a new award this...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
So much for hoping that Halloween plans would just manifest like a friendly spirit. Now Oct. 31 is here and you're about to be as disappointed as a trick-or-treater handed a toothbrush. Luckily, these 10 bashes either don't require reservations or have...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:27 AM
A bionic arm that went missing -- thought to be stolen from a car while its 16-year-old owner was at a class -- has been found.
Samuel Luther was born without most of his left arm. While he has worn a prosthesis most of his life, it wasn't until last...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:43 PM
1. Chicagoans pick up their dogs' waste. Berliners pay a tax for the city to get the job done. Guess which city has the cleaner streets?
2. Berlin was divided until the Berlin Wall came down. Chicago will remain divided until the invisible walls between...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Oct. 25-26: Fall Festival at New Salem, Petersburg. Costumed interpreters in Abraham Lincoln's hometown demonstrate typical fall events in 1830s Illinois, including meat smoking and wild game cooking. 217-632-4000, lincolnsnewsalem.com. Miles...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 11:23 AM
L2O, the iconic Michelin-starred Lincoln Park restaurant that has been one of Chicago's most celebrated fine dining destinations, will close January 1, 2015. Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group said in a statement that L2O is "honored by the support...