| Mar 5, 2014
No need to wait until March 17 to celebrate a wee bit o' Irish.
St. Patrick's Day festivities begin this weekend with the Tinley Park Irish parade.
The 15th annual parade will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday from Central Middle School, 18146 Oak Park Ave.,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"'Oysters' is the inviting sign on a basement saloon at the corner of Wabash avenue and Twenty-second street. Mr. George H. Smith is its proprietor. And daily between midnight and cockcrow, there come sounds of revelry there-from bearing testimony to...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Super Bowl Sunday! If the Seahawks-Broncos game doesn't appeal to you, plenty of other options this week might. Here are TV picks for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.
Monday, Jan. 27
8 p.m. Monday, Fox
Joe Carroll's creepy followers are back to...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:16 PM
One of the nice developments of Chicago Restaurant Week during the past seven years is the increasing number of suburban participants. It’s especially gratifying this year, when the miserable weather is keeping potential diners close to home; the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Thinking of heading out with the whole gang to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week? More than 300 area dining establishments are participating in the popular event, which runs through February 6th, with prix fixe menu deals of $22 for lunch and $33-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:27 AM
To the non-meat eater, "comforting" and "familiar" aren't often used in the same sentence with "diner food." Most vegetarians I know aren't satisfied with most diners' singular menu option of mushy cherry tomatoes on a bed of wilted iceberg lettuce...
| Feb 7, 2014
And the little violin made it home safe and sound.
If you've been following the drama of the Stradivarius snatched last week from Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, you know that police found it Wednesday night in a...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is.
The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field.
"The opportunity to create...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is scheduled to open Feb. 10 in Oak Park, a company spokeswoman said.
The restaurant will serve only dinner at first and will add lunch service within two weeks of opening, Spokeswoman Meggie Lindberg said.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:42 PM
W. Robert Blair II, a two-term Illinois House speaker in the 1970s who was admired and maligned for his push to create the Regional Transportation Authority, has died at 83 after a long illness.
Mr. Blair, who died Saturday, Jan. 18, was remembered by...