| May 21, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined."
The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
| Jan 24, 2013
Appreciating Three Aces in Little Italy requires two approaches: one for the burger bar identity locals know it for, and the other, a surprisingly refined Nightwood-esque restaurant waiting to be embraced by greater Chicago. The first squares with this...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:00 PM
Despite being on court-ordered electronic monitoring, a woman accused of stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein was able to slip away from her family's Boston-area home earlier this month and wander into a local grammar school while acting...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Few sights are as welcome each year as that of a packed lobby at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, which opened with its typical gangbusters energy last weekend at Stage 773 in Lakeview and continues through Sunday. Now in its 12th high-spirited...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:43 AM
The Annoyance Theatre, a venerable Chicago comedy theater, is on the move. Jennifer Estlin, the theater's owner and executive producer, said Wednesday that it will exit its Uptown digs on the same block of North Broadway as the Uptown Theatre and move...
| Apr 11, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks right wing Martin Lapointe has listed his seven-bedroom mansion in Hinsdale for $3.5 million.
Lapointe, 39, played for the Blackhawks from 2005 to 2008. Afterward, he became a Blackhawks scout and is an executive for the...
| Apr 15, 2013
Mara Tapp was driving through the North Kenwood neighborhood on Jan. 29 when she saw a swarm of police cars. She knew something was wrong but continued to the after-school class she teaches at nearby Reavis Elementary.
She would later learn that the...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Despite what you might have heard, it's not impossible to be a vegan in Chicago.
"It's much easier than most people think it is," said Annie Fosnacht, a 35-year-old Edgewater resident vying to be PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door.
Fosnacht and fellow...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:44 PM
A man was sent to a hospital with serious burn injuries following a blaze that started in a Park West neighborhood high rise building tonight.
The fire in the 42-story building in the 2600 block of North Lakeview Avenue, was brought under control about...