| Dec 4, 2013
If you're hoping to ring in the New Year somewhere more exciting than your buddy's apartment, it's time to get planning. From a romantic dinner for two to a massive themed bash to hit with your entire crew, this list of early warnings has you covered...
| Dec 3, 2013
Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1.
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
| Dec 1, 2013
Every now and then, I make a list of things, not all of them tangible, that I've liked lately. Here's one for the season.
1. The season
It can be frantic. It can be too commercial. It can be fraught with memories, expectations and arguments over...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Valentin Torres is the kind of resident Illinois officials know they need to reach if their effort to vastly expand health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is going to succeed.
Torres, a truck driver and the sole provider for his wife and...
| Nov 24, 2013
Most students would moan about homework over Thanksgiving break, but Xenia Martinez's third-graders at Little Village Academy looked awestruck when she described their upcoming assignment: writing nonfiction like the books they'd been reading in class....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to change where digital billboards can be put up along Chicago expressways, even as state officials have raised questions about some of the city's locations for the 100-foot-tall ads.
Earlier this month, the mayor quietly...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:44 AM
With holiday parties and social events on the rise, the hunt for the perfect outfit, or several, can get downright expensive. After the shopping high fades, the guilt of overspending generally follows and that shirt you called a "must-have" has...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Goodman and the Joffrey are great, but they’re not the only games in town. Find a show to suit your family this season, whether you’re looking for something traditional, new-fangled or Santa-free.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The Glunz Tavern 1202 N. Wells St. 312-642-3000
Owner Barbara Glunz and her son Christopher Donovan—who reopened the tavern in 2012 and also own the House of Glunz wine shop—celebrate the family businesses' 1888...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...