| Apr 1, 2013
"Chicago Fire" has been spending plenty of time filming in the Bucktown area the past few months — and the neighborhood has a nearly 80-year-old pub to thank for it.
The NBC drama needed a bar that would serve as a recurring setting throughout the...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Jun 19, 2013
Jacob Ciupe, 9, recently had a breakthrough: He told his mother he could tell she was happy.
Jacob hadn't recognized that emotion until he participated in a computer-based social skills program for children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:29 AM
A man who implied he was armed robbed a Bucktown bank branch and fled with cash this morning, police said.
The robbery happened at the Cole Taylor bank branch on the 1900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood at about 10:15 a.m.,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:01 PM
It's hard to believe that one of my favorite burlesque shows is already celebrating it's second anniversary. That would be the case with Gorilla Tango's "A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque" which is celebrating a stunningly successful 2-year run this...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:22 PM
There's nothing new in Chicago about theater in small spaces — that's a crucial part of the city's aesthetic. If you glance at my recommended shows, you'll see several pieces staged in theaters with fewer than 100 seats, including "Rabbit,"...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Each and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
| Dec 13, 2012
Over the past few years, Logan Square has become more and more of a magnet for bar and restaurant owners looking to set up shop—and a flurry of new openings this fall and winter have only cemented this status. Here's a close-up look at one recent...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 3:22 PM
On Sept. 25, 1993, Robert O'Dubaine was gunned down in the garage of the Bucktown condo he shared with his girlfriend, Catherine Suh.
Investigation Discovery's "FBI: Criminal Pursuit" takes a looks at the infamous Chicago murder case at 9 p.m. April 8 in...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:34 PM
A Chicago woman pulled on a ski mask before her accomplice fired a stun gun about 15 times at a 55-year-old woman on a Bucktown street last month, allowing the pair to allegedly steal the woman's $40,000 engagement ring and $200 in cash, prosecutors...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Scientists have yet to prove that there is a genetic predisposition to good writing, but as they continue the search they would do well to read "The Chocolate Money," the first novel by a former Chicagoan named Ashley Prentice Norton.