| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:42 AM
A man and woman were fatally stabbed this morning in separate domestic disturbances on the city's North Side, Chicago police said.
Authorities made arrests in both fatal stabbings, but no criminal charges had been filed this morning, officials said....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
While our Chicago Live! team is busy finalizing appearances by the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Rick Bayless, Homaru Cantu and J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Guest details here), I want to tell you about our new home.
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:04 PM
I grew up three blocks from Piper’s Alley in Old Town, the new home for Chicago Live!, which begins its eight-week winter season Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
As many of you know, and I was glad to see you in the audience, I previously hosted the...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:43 AM
On the opening night of Chicago Live! Thursday, in its new home at Pipers Alley with The Second City, the show didn't feel new: It felt like a homecoming. No one from Chicago would feel out of place.
Rick Kogan needed no script to talk about the 43rd...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:03 PM
A man and his 17-year-old wheelchair-using son were held at gunpoint by two men who then stole the family’s van Friday afternoon in the Old Town neighborhood, police said today.
The man, 70, was returning from buying food to his apartment in the...
| Jul 22, 2011
Renters insurance, a once nice-but-optional choice, is the new must-have in the booming rental market.
"Multiple trends are probably fueling this," said Raleigh Floyd, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. "Apartment vacancy rates are trending downward,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A major new venue will arrive on the Chicago concert scene this summer, and it’ll be booked by one of the local music community’s most respected figures.
City Winery Chicago, which is scheduled to open a 300-seat concert hall in the West Loop...
| Sep 30, 2008
| 9:15 AM
Bruce Elliott has painted a nude portrait of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and hung it above the Old Town Ale House, where it's now a prime attraction among his display of more than 200 celebrity portraits and other racy art.
| Oct 7, 2007
Deb O'Dell is a working mother of two who has been renting since her divorce several years ago.
"I initially did feel that I had missed the housing boom," she says admits of her first years in the two-bedroom 1,200-square foot Oswego home she shares with...
| Dec 6, 2007
This shouldn't work. I can't believe it does work.
Veteran restaurateur Bob Djahanguiri and four-star chef Roland Liccioni -- and if that's not an odd couple, I don't know what is -- are the creative forces behind Old Town Brasserie, which opened in...
| Sep 30, 2008
There's been no shortage of takeoffs on Sarah Palin lately, from television skits to action figures, but Bruce Elliott has gone one step further than most. He's taken off her clothes.
Elliott, whose wife, Tobin Mitchen, owns the Old Town Ale House on...