| 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...
| Jan 24, 2014
There is always something going on in this vibrant, vital city, and though every calendar day marks events worth remembering, only a few hundred have found their way into John Schmidt's delightful and engaging new book, "On This Day in Chicago History."...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 9:08 AM
At an anti-abortion rally last Sunday, Cardinal Francis George proclaimed to a downtown crowd of thousands that culture and societies can change.
"Because you tell the truth, the pro-life movement can come in from the cold," said Chicago's shivering...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Police are questioning two suspects in connection with a stabbing that injured two people this morning in the Portage Park neighborhood.
They are suspected of cutting a 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man inside an apartment in the 3700 block of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Two tied up and stabbed a 17-year-old girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend during a Monday robbery on the Northwest Side after inviting the couple to stay the night at a home where one cousin lives, prosecutors said.
David D. Cross, 36, and Jeffery Cross,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Worth a trip: Gyros at The Parthenon
314 S. Halsted St. 312-726-2407
The Parthenon may never have been born if it weren't for some delinquent car payments. In the '50s, fresh from serving in the army during the Korean War, The Parthenon's owner Chris...