| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 21, 2014
| 6:06 PM
When Holly Worthy moved to Bucktown from Des Moines, Iowa last year, recycling her used cans, bottles and paper goods was second nature.
But Worthy, 25, and her partner, Conor Altier, 28, observed that for many of their neighbors and friends in Chicago,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Six years old, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival returns next week, May 1-4, at a long string of venues clustered mostly along Milwaukee Avenue in the Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods, where you can't throw an empty...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:16 AM
If people say you look exactly like Food Network star Guy Fieri and that didn’t force you to stand in front of the mirror and reevaulate things, USA Network’s “Sirens” might have a job for you.
According to a post on...