| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:29 AM
The Illinois Department of Transportation has confirmed that two left lanes on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were closed as of 10:20 p.m. Friday evening. Later tonight all outbound lanes will be closed from Grand to Ogden avenues until 5 a.m. Monday,...
| Jun 22, 2014
Gentrification is good for almost any business. But for funeral homes, it can be a death knell.
Consider Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, where the Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home is closing Sept. 15, partly because older people have moved away.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:05 PM
When you pop open a Budweiser, you know exactly what you're getting because consistency is king.
Regardless of whether the beer is brewed in Budweiser's St. Louis, Newark, N.J., or Los Angeles breweries, whether it's produced in the dead of winter or...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| Jun 12, 2014
WMAQ-Ch. 5 co-anchor Rob Stafford has listed his five-bedroom house in Hinsdale for $1.7 million.
Stafford, 55, has been on the air in Chicago for more than 21 years, since joining WBBM-Ch. 2 as a general assignment reporter in September 1992. He...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Lakeview-area police officers want Pride revelers to know that the city's steeper fines for public drinking will actually be enforced at this years' LGBT Pride Festivities.
At a beat meeting last week, Chicago Police Department commander Elias...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:08 AM
A man offered candy in an attempt to lure three children to his van this weekend in the Lathrop Homes neighborhood near Lakeview, according to police.
About 7:40 p.m Saturday, the man asked two girls and boy if they wanted candy as the three children...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Entrepreneur Beau D’Arcy paints a romantic picture when talking about his latest venture, a floating entertainment complex called Breakwater Chicago.
“When you’re on Breakwater, you have the ability to have a great dinner, a glass of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Ike Barinholtz, a writer and co-star on the Fox sitcom “The Mindy Project,” has been cast as the male lead in the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler movie “The Nest.”
The comedy is about a pair of sisters who decide to throw one final party to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group.
Ricketts cited the millions of people who...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...