| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:46 AM
State Sen. Kirk Dillard made official today his second consecutive bid for the Republican nomination for governor, blasting Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for what he called a lack of leadership on key issues.
Speaking outside the Lakeview home where he...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:38 PM
For Sarah Dodson, working the bar at Gunther Murphy's Public House, a now-shuttered Lakeview watering hole, was like being in a classroom.
Here, regulars bellied up to the bar and discussed new authors, the local literary community and the definition of...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:28 PM
As opening night glitches go, this was a good problem.
The back room at Lakeview gastropub The Dog's Bollox was jammed with people squeezing in for the debut of Story Sessions, yet another yarn-spinning event to add to Chicago's already-packed...
| Sep 1, 2013
One of two things usually happens to people visiting a new country: They become cautious and are afraid to let their guard down, or they decide to take risks and embrace opportunities that present themselves during their brief adventure.
| Jul 28, 2013
Romantic comedies are filled with stories of opposites attracting, but the truth is, opposing personalities can tear a relationship apart.
Just ask Erik and Mark Sosa-Kibby of Kenosha.
Erik, 38, admits that he is the stereotypical artist with his head...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 12:40 PM
What does Oscar-nominated actor and former Evanston Township High School student Michael Shannon plan on doing as the most high-profile film of his career, "Man of Steel" — which co-stars Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and, in the role of...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:16 AM
A school bus driver taking children to a public elementary school on Chicago's North Side was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol this week after being stopped for erratic driving, officials said Wednesday.
A police officer...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The CTA attempted to de-crowd buses and trains Monday — and da crowd cheered and da crowd booed.
Old habits, particularly commuting habits, are highly resistant to change. That was the case for many transit customers forced to try a new way to...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Twenty-one Chicago food truck stands are scheduled to begin operation by the end of next week, city officials told the Tribune and the Stew.
Located in Lincoln Park, the Loop, Streeterville, Lakeview, West Town and Wicker Park the stands will allow up to...
| Aug 17, 2013
After moving to an apartment in the four-story Greenview Place building in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood in February, Burton Nelson thought he had lost a link to the great outdoors. No longer could he walk out his door to his yard.