| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
The city's plans to bring bus rapid transit to the Loop also could ease east-west commutes for cyclists.
At the recent quarterly meeting of the mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said plans for the project,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys aren’t just touring together. They’re hanging out together as well.
Lavigne opened for the Backstreet Boys Wednesday at FirstMerit Pavilion at Northerly Island and then had dinner with husband Chad...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:51 AM
When Walgreens opened its 14th “flagship” superstore inside the Wrigley Building Wednesday, much attention was focused toward its made-on-site sushi bar. Finally, a place to buy Robitussin, condoms and crunchy tempura rolls under one roof....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:42 AM
The North Shore Chamber Music Festival is a mom-and-pop Chicago classical operation that thinks big. Very big. Internationally big.
The event's directors, the celebrated violinist Vadim Gluzman and his wife, pianist Angela Yoffe, take time out from...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The title the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has attached to its ongoing festival — "Truth to Power" — would apply far better to the contrasting political satires Chicago Opera Theater is staging for its spring season at the Merle Reskin Theatre...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Cheese and wine on a lazy Saturday, what could be better? Well, how about some artisanal salami? And local (and imported) craft beers? And lots more.
It's all free at Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday at Chicago French Market. On hand...
| Apr 4, 2014
Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A resident in the 900 block of S. President reporting hearing a noise and seeing a man peeking in a window around 9:40 p.m. on April 13.
A man and woman left a restaurant without paying for...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on comics such as “Fables,” “Action Comics,” “Justice League,” “The Shade,” and his collaboration with writer Alan Moore on “...