| Oct 30, 2013
Review: Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:52 PM
About one in eight women have a chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, but Britton native Mandy Brown and her sister, Amber Andrews, have about a 90 percent chance of having the disease. They're both considering a preventive surgery that...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:49 PM
More than 100 people came to a town hall meeting in Woodridge recently to meet representatives of taxing bodies and listen to a presentation about poverty and changing demographics in DuPage County.
Officials with local school districts, the library...
| Oct 21, 2013
My Chef Catering in Naperville is primarily owned by Karen, 60, and William, 61, Garlow.
Describe what you do/sell/serve:
We are a full-service catering business serving both social and corporate customers. Whether it is a wedding reception,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Karin Lundquist got hooked when she received her Kensie white skinny jeans in the mail. For Whitney Kippes it was the orange-and-gray color-blocked cardigan. And Marian Gunther fell in love with a pair of zip-ankle pants from Nicole Miller Artelier. The...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The mild weather and cool temperatures of October make it one of the busiest months for rock climbing guides Seth Zaharias and his wife, Sabra Purdy.
This time of year they're usually leading climbers up massive boulders and sheer canyons in Joshua Tree...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
It's never been a better time to be a beer lover in Connecticut. In the past few years, breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers have popped up all over the Nutmeg State, bringing a fresh approach to craft beer and giving aficionados several new...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Step aside, sailing aficionados. The football fans are coming to Newport Beach.
Restaurant and hotel managers throughout the city are joining in preparation for the 2014 Bowl Championship Series game Jan. 6. Although the game will be played at the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:47 AM
I wanted to take the time in this month's column to write about families and extended families at weddings. It has been my privilege to be a part of weddings in the last few weeks that are bonded by love, but not necessarily by heredity.
It can often...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road.
A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...