| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang.
The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass.
| 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.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Screaming bean: As Chicago temperatures linger in the range of too cold for comfort, why not indulge in one of the sweetest pleasures of the season by warming up with a hot drink? Cafe Jumping Bean in Pilsen provides the perfect opportunity to sip on...
| 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 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'...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The assessment you read here today of Edgewater's Cookies & Carnitas likely won't be relevant six months from now. By then, the skirt steak taco may have been replaced on the menu by lamb sweetbreads. Or its identity will have veered away from...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...