| Jan 24, 2014
I, mschmich, am a 27-year-old Brazilian.
That may not be the me you know, but hang on. There's more.
Now that I've given up my job in information technology, I'm doing what I've always dreamed of doing, working with horses. I love cats, too, and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:51 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:08 PM
It is fitting that the Stained Glass Coffeehouse is situated inside the Congregational Church in Deerfield. During their heyday in the 1950s and '60s, coffeehouses attracted flocks of acolytes who worshiped at the altar of the troubadour and poet. To true...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:18 AM
This is your invitation to the 15th annual Songs of Good Cheer holiday singalong that Eric Zorn and I host with a band of terrific musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music.
I know what you're thinking. Talking "Jingle Bells" before Halloween is...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Old Town and Lincoln Park businesses and homes have experienced more burglaries this month, according to two Chicago Police Department alerts released Wednesday afternoon.
Several businesses reported to the police that uknown burglars pried open their...
| Oct 21, 2013
While a student at Trinity College, William Bickford and his roommate spent many nights talking about their passion for architecture and how to best forge a path to professional success and personal happiness.
Bickford wanted to be married by age 30. He...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
DNAinfo Chicago reports: The Great American Songbook meets the Golden Age of Rail Travel in a newly-announced partnership between Old Town School of Folk Music and Pullman Rail Journeys. For its Chicago-to-New Orleans service on restored Pullman rail...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The sixth annual Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet took place in Millennium Park over the weekend, and the sellout crowd that paid entry fees of $159 and up to sample gourmet goodies and fine wine did so under near-perfect conditions: Temperatures in...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:17 AM
There were surprises around every corner at the 22nd Green Tie Ball, themed "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," on Sept. 7. A crowd of approximately 3,500 enjoyed tastings from more than 50 top restaurants, colorful candy stations, whimsical decor...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago opened with a thunderbolt Thursday night at Millennium Park, thanks to the apparently inexhaustible energies of 76-year-old Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra.
Playing music that pulsed...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...