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  • Do-it-yourself charity is family affair

     Do-it-yourself charity is family affair
    At a glance, the scene of people unloading trucks and unpacking boxes at a Bucktown neighborhood church on a recent Saturday could have been any end-of-year donation drive for the Chicago area's less fortunate. But instead of unacquainted volunteers...
  • Rutter was CSO's fixed point in 2013

    Rutter was CSO's fixed point in 2013
    Any observer of administrative excellence at the top echelon of American symphony orchestras in 2013 had to conclude it was the Year of the Deborahs. Both Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, and Deborah Borda, her...
  • A feast of fried chicken

    A feast of fried chicken
    When Chef Jared Van Camp's long-awaited Leghorn opens in January, it will take its place on the expanding list of chef-driven restaurants specializing in fried chicken. It's a trend that's been gaining momentum for a few years and hit its stride in 2013...
  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

    Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law
    The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system. The lawsuit is the...
  • South Side alderman files lawsuit alleging extortion

    South Side alderman files lawsuit alleging extortion
    South Side Ald. Anthony Beale has taken the unusual step of filing a pre-emptive lawsuit against a former Chicago Public Schools principal who he says sought to extort $1 million from him and made false claims that he sexually harassed her. The 9th Ward...
  • Quinn names concealed carry appeals board

    Quinn names concealed carry appeals board
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named former federal prosecutors, FBI agents and judges to a seven-member panel to review objections raised by law enforcement to people who apply to carry a concealed firearm under the state’s new law. The move is the...
  • Sanchez, a convicted felon, fights to stay on Cook County ballot

    Sanchez, a convicted felon, fights to stay on Cook County ballot
    A federal fraud conviction didn’t stop former Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez from running for Cook County Board, but opponents are trying to get him tossed from the ballot by arguing he’s ineligible because he’s...
  • Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response

    Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off the plane Monday morning from a family vacation in Indonesia into a city blanketed in a winter freeze and quickly addressed the optics of his absence from Chicago in the run-up to some of the nastiest weather the area has...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • Chicago to get its first ever cider bar

    Chicago to get its first ever cider bar
    It was only a matter of time. Chicago's love of cider is well-documented and even birthed the city's first-ever Cider Summit last year. This spring, Ravenswood will become home to Chicago's first bar devoted primarily to cider, with more than 100...