| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The bar you saw regularly on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” last season and will continue to see for about the first half of this season is Lottie’s Pub in Bucktown. The bar you’ll see on the firefighter drama later this season? That...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Editor's note: This article ran in the July 10, 2013, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . Three years after an Irish exchange student and her friend were beaten unconscious and robbed under a Bucktown viaduct, the woman who acted as the getaway driver has...
| Oct 17, 2013
They both had so much to celebrate. So Stacy Jurich and her close friend, Natasha McShane, an exchange student from Northern Ireland , spent the night dancing — McShane in her favorite boots — before starting the half-mile walk back to Jurich'...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Moments after Marcy Cruz was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for her role in one of Chicago's most notorious muggings, her father told reporters that she was paying the price for hanging out with the wrong crowd.
"(He was) the wrong person to...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The Chicago-based actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tracy Letts is headed back to Broadway this spring, it was announced on Wednesday.
Letts will star (alongside Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, and Marisa Tomei) in a star-encrusted...
| 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,...
| 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...