| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...