| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Carnitas, which translates to "little meats," are hardly diminutive fare. Big on flavor that can only be described as porky, they're a great reason to ditch any diet resolutions you may have started the year with, if you haven't already. Here are a few...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The Active Transportation Alliance has proposed a list of 20 locations that it says have strong potential to be transformed into car-free streets and public plazas.
Dearborn and/or Clark streets, River North to South Loop.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood.
After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:15 PM
In the early afternoon of Jan. 5, a Sunday, Jorge Casillas Jr.'s cellphone rang at the family home in Pilsen.
He didn't recognize the number on the screen and when he answered, the voice was unfamiliar.
"Are you Koki?" a man asked in Spanish.
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The street appears frozen in time. If you stood at 24th Street and stared south down Oakley Avenue, the view probably doesn't look that different from 30 years ago. This is the heart of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
On this stretch of Oakley there'...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Jan 8, 2014
Eggnog is lucky that fruitcake exists, otherwise it certainly would be the butt of more holiday jokes. Cartons of the thick, overly sugary stuff have convinced many people that eggs belong nowhere near their cocktails--and that's too bad. Plenty of the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Beneath the concourse of Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport, far from the eyes of holiday travelers, there is an art gallery with an ever-changing, carefully curated selection of remarkable pieces that say a great deal about the United States,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:36 AM
Nine activists arrested during an August protest at a Near West Side school building have been found not guilty of trespassing.
The nine, who range in age from 23 to 58, were acquitted Friday of trespassing charges stemming from a protest against...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...