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  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up: 1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...
  • Dining briefs: PB&J chicken wings, cake made of steak

    Dining briefs: PB&J chicken wings, cake made of steak
    TODAY IN NOSTALGIA GONE CRAY: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, the Near North Side bar whose marketing team has a stranglehold on the phrase “award-winning wings,” has concocted its first new chicken wing flavor in four years: PB&J. It is...
  • Remember when fighting about 'gay marriage' was a thing?

    Remember when fighting about 'gay marriage' was a thing?
    Ted Grady is overly optimistic. "Next year, no one will be talking about 'same-sex'" weddings, the Near North Side caterer told the Tribune for a story previewing the legalization Sunday of gay marriage in Illinois. "It will just be couples — no...
  • Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'

    Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'
    Ethan Cutkosky stood in front of a large microphone at a Near North Side recording studio recently wearing the teenage-boy uniform of a baggy hoodie, jeans and sneakers while the screen in front of him played back a scene from Showtime's "Shameless." On...
  • Chicago alderman now opposes his own strip club ordinance

    Chicago alderman now opposes his own strip club ordinance
    The city aldermen who proposed allowing greater levels of nudity at Chicago strip clubs now opposes his own measure, saying it would make more changes than he wanted. “It’s different than I originally intended,” said Ald. Scott...
  • The Rev. Thomas W. Strieter, civil rights champion, 1933-2014

    The Rev. Thomas W. Strieter, civil rights champion, 1933-2014
    The Rev. Thomas W. Strieter and his wife, Doris, had recently finished editing the third in a series of six volumes on the homilies of outspoken Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 while in church celebrating Mass. It was...
  • Remember when fighting about ‘gay marriage’ was a thing?

     
    From the Sunday print column Ted Grady is overly optimistic. “Next year, no one will be talking about 'same-sex'“ weddings, the Near North Side caterer told the Tribune for a story previewing the legalization of gay marriage in Illinois,...
  • World War II through a 9-year-old's eyes

    On D-Day, June 6, 1944, I was a 9-year-old boy on the Near North Side of Chicago.  I woke in the morning to hear on the radio that Allied forces had landed in France and the great crusade had begun. We were well aware of our military forces as most of...
  • Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday

    Archdiocese to ordain new deacons on Sunday
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will add seven permanent deacons to its ranks Sunday at a service officiated by Cardinal Francis George. Another deacon was ordained last weekend. The eight new deacons, seven from suburban parishes and one from Chicago,...
  • Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center

    Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center
    Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
  • Beer, breakfast and bikes

    Beer, breakfast and bikes
    Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago. This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city. Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...