| May 1, 2014
| 11:39 PM
You've seen the hike in lime prices at your grocery store, and bars are feeling it, too. A disease affecting Mexican lime trees means there's less fruit, and drug cartels also have taken control of some groves. At Del Toro, a Pilsen bar that orders 10-...
| 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
| 5:08 AM
Now that the snow has melted and the sidewalks and streets are actually visible, it's time to lace up those running shoes. RedEye has compiled a list of April races to run in Chicago. (Information subject to change.)
>> Be the Match 5K...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:47 AM
Two people were wounded overnight in shootings in the Pilsen and Austin neighborhoods.
A 32-year-old man was driving at Cermak Road and Ashland Avenue on the Near West Side when he was shot in the arm about 2:30 a.m. Police weren't able to find a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Goose Island Brewery is partnering with The FADER magazine to bring a series of events to three U.S. cities, and Chicago made the cut. The "Analog Migration" series will take place May 1 and will feature El-P and Killer Mike's Run The Jewels, Los Angeles-...
| Sep 26, 2013
As fall's cool days swiftly start to outnumber those warm ones on the tail end of summer, mojitos and margaritas are replaced by warm cider and pumpkin spice lattes. But for those with a sweet tooth, the wonders of Mexican neverias (ice cream shops) are...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...
| Nov 3, 2013
For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding.
No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake.
And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday plans to start a 24-hour fast to show support for immigration reform efforts in Washington, D.C.
The mayor and some members of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus plan to go without food from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m....
| 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.