| Jul 5, 2013
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.
With exposed ductwork, 11-foot ceilings, original concrete floors and big windows, the loft-...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:05 AM
A Chicago police officer who stands at 6 feet and weighs more than 200 pounds, Jimmy Sherlock said he didn't think twice about riding a bike through the South Loop around midnight.
"I'm not huge but I'm usually not too worried about being messed with too...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Jun 24, 2013
An almost half-billion-dollar reconstruction plan aimed at untangling the Circle Interchange in Chicago, one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the U.S., is being modified again to lessen the adverse impacts on nearby West Loop residents, Greektown...
| Jun 25, 2013
Ed Spletzer's roller-coaster relationship with AT&T is back on the ascent.
The Lake Barrington resident, who retired from the telecommunications giant in 1990 after 34 years of work, was featured in the June 16 What's Your Problem? column that described...
| Jun 26, 2013
"Whenever someone mentions Chicago to me these days, whenever someone just says the word 'Chicago,' literally the first thing I think of are carpet ads," cartoonist Daniel Clowes said this week from his home in Oakland, Calif. "Magikist signs, Mohawk ads....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Police officers on bicycles chased down and arrested a 23-year-old man after he swiped a woman's cell phone in the Loop on Tuesday evening, police said.
About 5 p.m., a 39-year-old woman on crutches was looking at the screen of her phone as she waited...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
When volunteers from the southwest suburbs bring clothes, toiletries and snacks to several hundred homeless people in the Chicago Loop each month, they are fulfilling both physical and spiritual needs.
The recipients of these sorely-needed gifts look...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:47 AM
For all the Chicago acting talent that turns up on TV each season, a steady number of local playwrights are landing TV work as well. Particularly women. Laura Jacqmin recently joined the staff of the new ABC series "Lucky 7" (which co-stars fellow...
| Jun 18, 2013
The TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival has wrapped for another summer in Chicago, having played out in venues changing from the Chicago Theatre to Stage 773. Here are reviews from select shows over the weekend; check back Tuesday for a report on Bill...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:13 PM
For once, Travis Pastrana experienced life in the slow lane.
The 11-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver joined fellow Nationwide Series driver Regan Smith to pilot a pink ice cream truck around the Loop on Monday. They were offering cold...