| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Attention, college graduates: If Chicago's hot Wrigleyville, Wicker Park or Bucktown neighborhoods aren't for you, consider Naperville.
That is, if you don't want to live in major city. Editors at Livability.com, which focuses on small- to mid-sized...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
A Cook County sheriff's office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
Javier Acevedo and his wife, Veronica...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you like to make special trips to the farmers market to buy produce, meat and more from small local farms, you'll have another option this fall.
Local Foods--a year-old Chicago company that supplies goods from local farms to restaurants such as...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:10 AM
When it came time to decide where to watch the Wisconsin-Kentucky men’s basketball semi-final Saturday, “Chicago Fire” cast members opted for a bar they were very familiar with.
Jesse Spencer, David Eigenberg and Monica Raymund watched...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Celebrity chef and Chicago restaurateur Graham Elliot is so grateful for the surgery that allowed him to drop 150 pounds in less than a year, he’s agreed to let his surgeon cook him dinner.
“I think that’s awesome,” Elliot said...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:35 AM
A woman left five dogs in her car for more than five hours while she was at a bar in the Bucktown neighborhood, according to police.
The dogs, described by police as "small," didn't have heat, food or water.
Someone saw the woman park her car in the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Not into the usual crystals and pearls? Jewelry shop Alexis Bittar (1710 N. Damen Ave. 773-486-5627) stocks plenty of edgy jewels for the nontraditional bride.
Grooms looking for a more casual look should stop in men's clothing boutique Apartment Number...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The less I say about the premise of “Bad Johnson,” the better.
The last time I filed a story on the independent comedy starring Cam Gigandet and Jamie Chung – which filmed in Chicago for 20 days in 2012 – I received a brief crash...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Locally inspired Valentine’s Day gifts certain to put a smile on your beloved’s face, especially if you both love Chicago almost as much as you love each other.
Abbey Brown body oils. Ditch the typical roses and give Rosebuds Body Oil,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The burglar who tried to break into a Wicker Park bar last week came up empty after trying to pull a door he should have pushed—and damaging the door too much to open it, according to the bar’s owner and video surveillance of the break-in...
| Dec 25, 2013
At a glance, the scene of people unloading trucks and unpacking boxes at a Bucktown neighborhood church on a recent Saturday could have been any end-of-year donation drive for the Chicago area's less fortunate.
But instead of unacquainted volunteers...