| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Three juvenile girls were in court today accused of robbing and punching two 14-year-old girls on Oak Street off Michigan Avenue Tuesday evening in the Gold Coast neighborhood, authorities said.
The victims, both of Chicago, were not injured but had...
| Jul 19, 2013
Something is very wrong. How else to explain why dozens of otherwise sensible people, in this time of urban fears fueled by violence flashing across television sets and popping off the front pages of newspapers, are voluntarily opening their homes to...
| Jul 12, 2013
You’ve heard of BYOB. What about BYOD?
Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago.
The city previously required a separate...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Here's the thing about the most popular celebrity hangouts in Chicago: They're always changing.
What was popular four years ago gets replaced by what opened four months ago. And what was once a restaurateur's or nightclub impresario's baby is now an...
| Aug 15, 2013
Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Two men were killed and another eight people wounded in shootings all over the city Friday night and Saturday morning. Read more
• A South Side man was charged early this morning...
| Jun 30, 2013
Less than a year ago, refrigerated rooms that once stored meat for distributors and pork traders in the brick warehouse at 1000 W. Fulton Market were overgrown with stalactites and stalagmites of ice.
This year, the 10-story Fulton Market Cold Storage...
| Aug 1, 2013
Philanthropist Ann Lurie has replaced two of her top investment managers at her private investment firm, hiring Kristopher Wood, a private equity and mergers and acquisitions expert, as chief investment officer.
Lurie Investments Chief Executive Officer...
| Aug 8, 2013
Alex Renshaw has rather large shoes to fill. The 28-year-old recently left Sable Kitchen & Bar to become head bartender at Drumbar, the classically styled Gold Coast cocktail lounge. It's a position that previously was filled by hotshot mixologists...
| Aug 6, 2013
Mike Ditka is getting into the sausage game. The former Chicago Bears coach and restaurateur has partnered with Vienna Beef to launch Ditka Sausages.
The varieties of 1/3-pound sausages include Ditka Hot Beef Polish Sausage (hickory-smooked beef sausage...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Stand on any corner. Close your eyes. Listen. So urges journalist and historian St. Sukie de la Croix in the introduction to his book, "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall." You'll hear, he writes, the "rat-tat-tat-tat of Al...