| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool?
"Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
| 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 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 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, which kicks off for its 45th annual incarnation Sunday, is about as festive as it gets. While many parents wouldn’t have once thought to bring their kids to the all-inclusive celebration, today the parade—...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 3:55 AM
A new free Wi-Fi service has popped up in downtown Chicago.
Gowex, a Madrid-based telecommunications company, launched a local network this week with 450 Wi-Fi hot spots, covering neighborhoods from the Loop to Lakeview with its ad-supported service....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When it rains, it pours. The dining gods, in their infinite wisdom, broke open the clouds these last six months to deluge Chicago with a number of burger-centric restaurants. I notice three trends with this go-round of openings: 1) The price point for...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The loud slurping noises were coming from a room toward the back of the coffeehouse as Miro Lomeli lifted cup after cup of brown liquid to his lips.
"I'm aerating the coffee as it goes in," he explained, taking another slurp from one of five cups...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:17 PM
It turns out even Superman loves Sunday Funday.
“Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill had lunch with MMA fighter and actress Gina Carano Sunday at Jack’s On Halsted in the Lakeview East neighborhood and returned later on that day for a...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced five different approaches in the past two months aimed at smoothing over the scourge of potholes that pock Chicago streets.
There's good reason the data-driven Emanuel has been fixated on crumbling pavement: City Hall...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The following incidents were taken from police reports.
A cell phone and currency valued at $323 were taken from two vehicles March 11 in the 100 block of Ridgewood Court.
A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle March 11 in the 300...