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  • Bungalow Belt part and parcel of Chicago's fabric

    Bungalow Belt part and parcel of Chicago's fabric
    In 1917, Albert Schorsch, a 29-year-old real estate dealer on the Northwest Side, sent carpenters and bricklayers to build 16 single-family homes on the 6000 block of Grace Street in a style then relatively new to Chicago but destined to be no less the...
  • Historic Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale

    Historic Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale
    The Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale, according to Demetri Kouvalis, who rehabbed the venue three years ago.  Built in 1927, the movie theater has been in Kouvalis’ family since 1987. Closed since May due to a broken air conditioner,...
  • Fest planner: June 13-15

    Fest planner: June 13-15
    If you've been out to festivals the last few weeks, you've got the drill down. Sunscreen? Check. Broken-in flip flops? Check. Cash so you can avoid the ATM fees at the fest? Major check. Now that you're a pro, one of the busiest fest weekends of the...
  • Park outdoor pools open Friday

    Park outdoor pools open Friday
    It may not be hot enough this weekend to jump into a pool to cool off, but just in case a heatwave strikes, you'll be able to dip your toes into any outdoor public pool beginning Friday. The Chicago Park District's 49 outdoor pools will open on June...
  • State of the Burgerland

    State of the Burgerland
    When it rains, it pours. The dining gods, in their infinite wisdom, broke open the clouds these last six months to deluge Chicago with a number of burger-centric restaurants. I notice three trends with this go-round of openings: 1) The price point for...
  • Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods

    Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods
    Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month. In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
  • Aldermen still waiting on free Sunday parking decision

    Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy. They’re still waiting. On Wednesday, as the mayor touted what he...
  • Drink this: The Pink Dragon

     Drink this: The Pink Dragon
    The Pink Dragon: Fans of flavored liquors will relish the specialty cocktail list at The Portage. From spiced pear vodka to a martini that tastes like a pastrami sandwich, there's a libation here sure to excite any patron's taste buds. While the drink...
  • Highland Park show puts spotlight on mysterious photographer

    Many Highland Park residents might recall noticing a woman walking around with a Rolleiflex camera during the 1950s and 1960s. Some can even cite memories of this person as their nanny, a role she held for various Highland Park families. Very few,...
  • Portage Theater to reopen in June

    Portage Theater to reopen in June
    The Portage Theater, shuttered since last May, has unveiled a new set of shows on its website, with events scheduled to begin next month. “Hello from the New Portage Theater Management Team,” reads a Facebook message linked from the site....
  • Remembering war through art

    Remembering war through art
    A Korean War veteran tells the story of swimming in a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone and making a horrific discovery on the river floor. A Gulf War veteran talks about the seemingly benign ways the military is glorified in toys and even...