| Jul 6, 2014
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 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.
| May 30, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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,...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...