| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:13 AM
UPDATE: As if the 5 Rabbit news below from late last week wasn't enough to make Latin craft beer enthusiasts thirsty, there's more.
The brewery will release a specialty beer in the October for Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). It will be an...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:45 AM
15-second review: No-frills menu verging on ambition ... thrown-together and ragtag, somehow works ... favorites include chicken liver pate, duck leg confit, burger.
Come year's end, I'll review 150 pages of restaurant notes...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
A church group still hopes to be able to set up shop in the historic Portage Theater on the Northwest Side despite city attempts to landmark the property and opposition to the plan by aldermen, a lawyer for the religious organization said Friday....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:54 PM
In "Morning," one of Pablo Neruda's best-known love sonnets, the speaker gushes, "Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba; /You've vines and stars in your hair." In one bold image Neruda expresses his passion for both a woman and a country. Such...
| May 5, 2011
When entrepreneurs launch companies, they typically suffer from a lack of money to pay staff and consultants. When students pursue undergraduate and graduate business degrees they lack the opportunity for real-world, hands-on experience.
Thanks to a...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:53 PM
Libreria Giron in Pilsen is one of three family-owned Giron bookstores in Chicago that specialize exclusively in Spanish-language books. Popular titles range from celebrity authors, such as Ricky Martin ("Yo"), to self-help, political books, best-...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 7:35 PM
The construction permits are in and the financing is ready to go, but some of the Chicago area's biggest sources of toxic air pollution still might not be cleaned up anytime soon.
In recently filed documents, Midwest Generation signaled it might delay...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:05 PM
The company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations.
Although a nearly...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 10:59 AM
A City Council committee today endorsed an ordinance that could push three industrial operations to speed up their compliance with federal standards for the release of harmful lead into the atmosphere.
Under the proposal, the city could order plants that...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Residents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.
Now they have proof. New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Federal and state officials are cracking down on a smelter in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood after linking it to high levels of toxic lead in the air outside an elementary school less than two blocks away.
In a legal complaint filed Thursday, the U.S....