| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A beloved Chicago icon lay on its deathbed Sunday, counting down the waning moments of life as mourners stopped by to pay their last respects.
"Today's emotional for me, because Uncle Fun represents a part of Chicago that I really love," said Erik...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Thinking of heading out with the whole gang to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week? More than 300 area dining establishments are participating in the popular event, which runs through February 6th, with prix fixe menu deals of $22 for lunch and $33-...
| Jan 31, 2014
Even with the best of maps, you may never know where you're going until you get there.
When Barrie Jean Borich came to the end of writing her most recent book, "Body Geographic" ("a stunningly original memoir," said the Kirkus review), she had no...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:56 AM
A 31-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan on the North Side.
It was not known how she got in the water but firefighters from an engine company were able to pluck her out about 7 a.m. in the 3700...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Red Tape Theatre, a 10-year home of experimental theater in Chicago, said last week that it has lost the lease to its longtime theater inside the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lakeview. The Church is going in a different direction, apparently. That's...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 47-year-old Orland Park woman was charged with retail theft for taking merchandise retailing for $106.58 from Michael's Arts and Crafts, 15102 LaGrange Road, on Jan. 19.
| Feb 9, 2014
Ask any chocoholic: Valentine's Day is not just for lovers.
Which brings us to the Hot Chocolate Crawl sponsored by CitySwarm, a Chicago-based events organizer.
The crawl, offered on five weeknights in February, will take participants to four...
| Dec 26, 2013
New Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has paid $625,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot house in Evanston.
Hyde, 40, spent this past season in the Cubs' front office, as director of player development. He was named bench coach Nov. 22 and will...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:10 AM
A man was taken into custody after trying to rob an off-duty Chicago police officer at knifepoint early this morning, authorities said.
About 12:30 a.m., the 20-year-old man bicycled toward the officer as he was walking in the 1700 block of West...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Approximately 500 community members, civic leaders and donors attended Toast & Twinkle, the Center on Halsted's third holiday party, on Dec. 12. A quintet from Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles played seasonal tunes as guests checked in for the center's open...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:37 AM
If I were to identify the number one growth industry in Chicago music during my 36 years on the classical beat, it would unquestionably be chamber music.
Instrumental and vocal groups of every description have popped up across the metropolitan area, and...