| Jul 10, 2014
Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:40 AM
This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:32 PM
A “distinctive” neck tattoo led police to the man charged with killing a Gold Coast business owner, prosecutors said today as a judge ordered the alleged killer held without bail.
Tyneil Washington, 29, has the name “Pam”...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Trey Songz liked The Underground so much on Saturday, the R&B singer came back to the Near North club on Sunday – this time with R. Kelly and J. Cole. The three artists performed at 107.5 FM WGCI’s Summer Jam concert Sunday at the United...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Little Market Brasserie, the Gold Coast restaurant inside the historic Talbot Hotel, is rebranding itself as Mercadito Fish and will officially re-open July 7. (The restaurant has already "soft opened.")
The restaurant, located at 10 E. Delaware St.,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
No. 3 from Virant: Paul Virant, who was nominated for a James Beard Award for best chef in the Great Lakes region, is opening his third restaurant. Vistro is scheduled to open in Hinsdale (112 S. Washington St.) in late summer, and will offer “an...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Shrimp toast: Here is one of those unexpected unions of two foods, which upon first bite elicits a "well, no duh." The Cantonese have been eating this dim sum/diner staple for decades. A more proper description might be shrimp French toast: minced...
| Jun 17, 2014
Marcello Franchini, an Italian immigrant who met his American wife while on a train ride from Paris to Rome, came to Chicago in the 1950s and opened a boutique with his bride on the Gold Coast.
La Colonna, named for a monument in Rome where Mr....
| Apr 11, 2014
Browsing the Internet, I read the headlines: Arizona passes law criminalizing every undocumented immigrant within its state boundaries. For years now, I have been punctually following the attempts to reform the immigration system. From the birth of the...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When it comes to mouthwatering acquisitions, Chicago's first Sonic—recently opened in Uptown—is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next year, some major players from the East and West coasts (and one from Brussels for good measure) are...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in the fall mid-term elections by what he called “ideologically rigid” Republicans.
Donors paid as much as...