| May 26, 2014
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:08 AM
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....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:42 PM
A Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza was notable both for its casual tone and its enthusiasm.
About 40 young adults stood in a circle under the flamingo sculpture, sang contemporary Christian music with acoustic-guitar accompaniment and added a...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke.
The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:10 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
STRIKE A (YOGA) POSE
The Yoga Shop
3880 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-509-3880
New to yoga? Not bendy enough? No worries. This unpretentious Portage Park studio prides itself on zapping the intimidation factor out of the often serious practice. Owner Jim Cogan...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:19 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A judge set bail today at $1 million for an 18-year-old man charged in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old man last month in the city's Portage Park neighborhood.
Tramian Barnes of the 400 block of South May Street in Joliet was charged with first-...