| May 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Most playwrights are thrilled to see a single work produced, ever. Local scribe Ike Holter, however, has had dozens of plays produced on stages ranging from New York to Atlanta to his own backyard—and he's only 28.
Right now, Holter has two...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
After waiting for justice for nearly five years , Jahmeshia Conner’s mother came to court Thursday to see with her own eyes the man accused of violently ending the fifth-grader’s life.
Rene Valentin-Matos had been extradited from a small...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:11 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'...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:12 AM
A preservation group on Tuesday released its annual list of Chicago’s seven most endangered buildings, which this year include a former public school, a Catholic church, an old theater and a onetime hotel.
Also on Preservation Chicago’s list...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Let's be clear. These aren't sodas. They're pops.
But they're nothing like the bubbly sugar bombs we've grown accustomed to at our neighborhood hot dog stands and burger joints.
Added last month to Dusek's already adventurous menu, the multiflavored...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Location, location, location: The old adage doesn't just apply to real estate holdings. When you're choosing the venue for your wedding, the setting establishes the tone for the whole shebang. Take our quiz and find out which up-and-coming venues fit...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:53 PM
A fleet of choppers giving aerial tours of the city could launch from a Bridgeport heliport along the Chicago River after a company got the preliminary OK Thursday despite complaints from nearby residents about noise and potential danger.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Before Punch House and Dusek's opened in Pilsen last year, Thalia Hall was just a building—a beautiful, historic, dusty building in need of a lot of TLC.
Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, who both have experience running music venues Empty...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Christine LaSorda was working in advertising when she realized she would be much happier in a career combining her two childhood pleasures: reading storybooks and making baked goods with her grandmother.
So she learned to make traditional desserts at...