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Old Town (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Big events abound during weekends of Kennedy project

    There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
  • AW YEAH Comics to host "Comics, Chords & Cocktails"

    AW YEAH Comics to host "Comics, Chords & Cocktails"
    I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books. One such event is taking place at AW YEAH Comics, the comic shop owned by...
  • Mom of bicyclist killed in DUI accident sues driver

    Mom of bicyclist killed in DUI accident sues driver
    The mother of a bicyclist killed last spring while riding in the Old Town neighborhood filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the man charged in his death as well as the man’s employer. Robert Cann, who went by Bobby, was riding his bicycle in the 1300...
  • U.S. Cellullar Field is so empty it's scary

    U.S. Cellullar Field is so empty it's scary
    Ever wondered what it would be like if you and a few of your buddies--and only you and a couple of your buddies--got to watch a ballgame, having more or less free rein of the stadium? If you were at the Cell for Thursday afternoon’s White Sox-...
  • Comedian David Koechner drops 'Delight' on Chicago, Q&A

    Comedian David Koechner drops 'Delight' on Chicago, Q&A
    America knows an inappropriate traveling paper salesman named Todd Packer and a loudmouthed sportscaster in a tall cowboy hat named Champ Kind. But only few have gone inside the true, brilliantly bizarre mind of David Koechner. On Friday night, Koechner...
  • Man accused of resisting police officer after being stopped for bicycling on sidewalk

    Man accused of resisting police officer after being stopped for bicycling on sidewalk
    A Chicago man caught bicycling on the sidewalk in Old Town was arrested and charged with resisting a police officer Sunday evening, county prosecutors said.  David Stuckey, 62, of the 400 block of West Goethe Street, was allegedly riding a bicycle in...
  • Jeff Garlin headed back to Chicago

    Jeff Garlin headed back to Chicago
    Jeff Garlin, the Chicago comic and improviser who found fame after his stint on the HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm," is headed home for a series of intimate gigs at the Zanies comedy club. Garlin, who has worked of late in larger venues, will appear...
  • Bessie Louise Pierce: Gatekeeper to Chicago history

    Bessie Louise Pierce: Gatekeeper to Chicago history
    The bookshelves in the apartment where I grew up in Old Town were heavy with history, most specifically with books about the history of Chicago. Among the best, the very best, were three very thick books handsomely bound in blue and written by Bessie...
  • Living legacy

    Living legacy
    "Renovation is the opposite of preservation," said the late Chicago businessman Mark Mamolen in a September interview at his Old Town home, a fantastical amalgam of intricately hand-wrought woodwork, bas-relief friezes, painted frescoes, tile mosaics...
  • Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'

    Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'
    It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese. "There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
  • Celebrating Chicago winter on a bike

    Celebrating Chicago winter on a bike
    Chris Swingler’s trip to the office took a little longer than usual Tuesday, which isn't surprising since he spent part of it pushing his bike out of the snow. But despite the single-digit temperatures and unplowed streets, Swingler didn't see the...