| Oct 6, 2013
Ever since The Baffler left town and Stop Smiling ceased publication, Chicago's small-press scene has been on life support. Now, an indie journal of cultural criticism is poised to fill the void.
This piece first ran in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It would be a blow to the city of Bridgeport's school system and its 21,000 students if Paul Vallas is not permitted to stay on as superintendent. Someone of Mr. Vallas' experience and gravitas is just what the doctor ordered for the city's ailing...
| Jul 23, 2013
Lindsay and Glenn Fuller's three-month quest to move from their Naperville "starter" house to a "forever" home involved looking at more than 40 properties, having an above-list-price offer rejected and raising their budget by $50,000.
Pulling up to...
| Sep 1, 2013
Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the fading summer.
A steamy dusk, a cold beer and the cicadas blasting their raucous lullaby. That's summer paradise, Chicago-style. And as long as the cicadas...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A Cicero man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring two others during an argument at a weekend party in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday.
Vidal Martinez, 20, of the 1300 block of South 58th Avenue,...
| Sep 19, 2013
Say you hold even a modicum of interest in the Chicago food scene. Just enough to know that Pleasant House Bakery is a minuscule Bridgeport shack/restaurant that serves savory English pies stuffed with steak/kale/ale. Just enough to be familiar with...
| Jun 29, 2013
A judge has ordered Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office in a decision issued Friday that the city's mayor said he plans to appeal immediately.
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis wrote in her decision that Vallas, who has...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was convicted of corruption Tuesday for a third time and could face more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty in a 2010 bribery scheme to influence a bandage contract at Stroger Hospital.
| May 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Chuck Betzold, the man I once christened "Geoffrey Baer in spongy shoes," will kick off this year's series of "historical fun runs" Sunday morning with a jogging tour of Bridgeport and the Illinois Michigan Canal. Our run begins with a......
| Jul 2, 2013
Q: Would you know if the Ramova Grill is still in operation? It was located at 35th and Halsted not too far from the Ramova Theater. Also is the theater still there?
—Alice Bowen, North Olmsted, Ohio.
A: The Ramova Grill closed in 2012, ending a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Chicago police today issued a community alert today seeking the public's help to locate the driver of a car that fatally struck a 21-year-old woman in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Friday.
Carissa Hinz was killed at about 11:03 p.m. on the 3200 block of...