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  • Diversity, enthusiasm pulse through Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza

    Diversity, enthusiasm pulse through Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza
    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...
  • Dates to remember

    Dates to remember
    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."...
  • Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'

     Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $1M bail for Joliet teen charged in Northwest Side slaying

    $1M bail for Joliet teen charged in Northwest Side slaying
    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-...
  • Zen bachelor and bachelorette party ideas

    Zen bachelor and bachelorette party ideas
    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...
  • Police: 2 held following Northwest Side stabbing

    Police: 2 held following Northwest Side stabbing
    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...
  • 2 cousins charged in Northwest Side stabbings, robbery

    2 cousins charged in Northwest Side stabbings, robbery
    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,...
  • Worth a trip: Gyros at The Parthenon

    Worth a trip: Gyros at The Parthenon
    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...