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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...
  • Chicago Quarterly Review turns 20

    Chicago Quarterly Review turns 20
    The authors of the editors’ note that begins Volume 17/2014 of “Chicago Quarterly Review: The Chicago Issue” are justifiably thrilled that the publication has reached its 20th birthday: “We are amazed and humbled to look back at...
  • Austin-Irving Book Club

    Austin-Irving Book Club
    Our club: We are the Austin-Irving Book Club. Our meetings: We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor community room of the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. The participants reside primarily in...
  • 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...
  • Plant yourself at a garden sale

    Plant yourself at a garden sale
    Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners. Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
  • Remarkable Woman: Dorene Wiese

    Remarkable Woman: Dorene Wiese
    Dorene Wiese isn't afraid of going against tradition — even though tradition means everything to her. She was one of seven American Indians in the state of Minnesota to ever graduate high school in 1967. She went on to get her bachelor's degree and...
  • '70s abuse case comes back to sting award-winning teacher

    '70s abuse case comes back to sting award-winning teacher
    In a grand ceremony in front of the future first lady, veteran Chicago teacher Harold "Jerry" Mash was lauded for tirelessly working to help his students — a stark contrast to how he was labeled in an Ohio courtroom three decades earlier. On that...
  • Scandals aren't personal to Daley

    Mayor Richard Daley expressed anger and disappointment Monday at the latest report of scamming by city workers, but he said he "can't take it personally" and can't let it distract him from his job. Daley, whose job-approval ratings have dropped sharply...
  • How DCFS failed these kids

    How DCFS failed these kids
    The children often died in obscurity without an obituary or headstone — their family histories darkened by poverty, mental illness, violence and drugs. They had something else in common, too. The Illinois Department of Children and Family...
  • Porch safety: Chicago says it's up to you

    Porch safety: Chicago says it's up to you
    Like thousands of porches in Chicago, the rickety landing where Atit Mansuria and Carolina Landeros were chatting hadn't been inspected for years -- in this case, since it was built in the mid-1980s. Its railing suddenly broke open like a gate, sending...
  • 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...