| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:25 AM
An extra-alarm fire that destroyed a Lakeview building started in a hookah lounge and spread to two other businesses, fire officials say.
Investigators with the Office of Fire Investigation determined that the fire at 3330 N. Clark St. began Friday...
| Oct 17, 2013
3329 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-7300
This local institution warmed up its ovens in the 1920s and still is charming locals with its doughnuts, which range from cinnamon-sugar to sour cream to old-fashioned glazed.
3159 N. Southport...
| Oct 17, 2013
2956 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-687-8177
This speck of a seafood shack serves decadent lobster rolls and oysters on the half shell, plus punchy cocktails served in Mason jars. Parties of three or less should head to the first-come, first-...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Turns out, the waiting is not the hardest part.
Some Chicago Card users said they finally received their Ventra cards in the mail but had difficulty activating and then registering their cards online because they never received Ventra emails telling them...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Review: DryHop Brewers
3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155
Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start
Oh, DryHop, where were you when I lived in Lakeview? Now that I've moved to a 'hood further west, my brewpub options have improved—shoutout 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
"The cheesesteak is a superior sandwich to the Chicago Italian beef," my friend from Philadelphia told me. Them's fightin' words.
My knee-jerk reaction was defensiveness and outrage, but this lasted all of five seconds before my fist relaxed its clench....
| 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...