| Jan 28, 2014
Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s? We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history.
--Doris Ruchalski, Chicago
A: I was able to find some...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:04 AM
A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital early this morning after accidentally plunging over a CTA platform and falling onto the tracks in a Loop subway, police said.
The man had been looking for the train when he accidentally fell over the platform...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Chris Swingler’s trip to the office took a little longer than usual Tuesday, which isn't surprising since he spent part of it pushing his bike out of the snow.
But despite the single-digit temperatures and unplowed streets, Swingler didn't see the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:31 AM
On the kind of snowy Saturday that begs you to stay inside, Chicago's Real Life Superheroes descended upon our fair city to hand out blankets and food to the Loop's homeless.
But first, Crusader Prime, a masked 40-something Indiana man in red spandex, a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:56 PM
This Theater Loop Showcase is "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical," Emerald City Theatre's live version of the classic cartoon TV movie presented in partnership with Broadway In Chicago and First Stage at the Broadway Playhouse. Bullied and...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:16 PM
A bus carrying about 40 activists, local history buffs and visitors from across the country weaved its way through the South Side of Chicago on Sunday as part of a tour marking five years since President Barack Obama's election.
The one-time tour...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:32 AM
It's already been a long winter, and it's only January. Looking to embark on Operation Get the Ants Outta Your Kids’ Pants as you muddle through the rest of it? We’ve got your back.
Want to commune with nature…inside? Visit Garfield...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning.
The decline in homicides was a more modest 5 percent when compared with 2011. The...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Giordano's has opened a new restaurant in the South Loop, the deep dish pizza chain's first new location since emerging from bankruptcy in 2011.
The restaurant, located on the ground floor of a residential building being renovated at 1340 S. Michigan...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Selling their English toffee and other sweets at the Christkindlmarket in the Chicago Loop has given Pemberton Candies, Inc. extra exposure and also brought back memories of the homeland.
The Schmidts -- Hansdieter, wife Arlene and son Hans-Peter --...
| Oct 25, 2013
Although they were renters from Chicago's River North neighborhood, Bethany and Alden Van Solkema had not spent much time in the South Loop before they shopped for condos there. Now they are sold on the historic area's neighborly atmosphere.