| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
A person received a phone call from someone who claimed to be an IRS agent, but realized it was a scam and did not give out money or information.
Piles of dirt containing sod, drain tile...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SAN FRANCISCO With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for their meal in advance using an online...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts.
"We realized the markets were...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:56 AM
By now, a lot of people know about the tragedy that befell chef Dean Zanella six months ago. His wife, Mary, gave birth two twin girls (Anna Grace and Nora Joan), but complications set in and, eight days later, she died.
Tuesday, a number of Chicago's...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Now arriving at the Halsted Green Line stop: your train, with a side of eggs.
Chef Darryl Fuery, of South Deering, was awarded a contract last week by the CTA board to open Praise Chicago Restaurant, an eatery that Fuery says will not only satisfy the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has filled less than half its boat slips, but it's about to make a splash.
A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city's...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
If you eat out a lot, as I do, eventually there’ll be enough dishes in your taste memory to divide good from bad, and great from good. Since we’re halfway through 2014 (seriously?!), here was an opportune time to revisit my year in dining to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Monday is Bastille Day, which commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, launching the French Revolution. For Chicago's French restaurants, it's a day of celebration and dining deals.
Bistronomic. Saturday through Monday, the Gold Coast...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Happy National Hot Dog Month, from Mike Ditka and his friends at Al’s Beef.
The Italian beef chain has added the “Spicy, Jumbo Ditka Dog” -- a char-grilled, 1/3 pound Vienna Beef sausage -- to its menu in honor of National Hot Dog...