| May 1, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| 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 16, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Celebrities like winners. And because the Bulls won six titles in the 1990s, celebrities really seemed to like the Bulls back then.
With former Bulls players getting together Wednesday at the Montgomery Club in River North for the Chicago Bulls...
| Mar 27, 2014
Jack Train, a managerial mastermind who ran one of Chicago's major architectural firms and had a hand in some of the most revered postwar buildings designed here, died Monday, March 17, at his home in Barrington.
Mr. Train was 91. The cause of death was...
| Apr 4, 2014
By any standard, writer Chloe Johnston is an arresting beauty. She has the kind of slender-necked and high-cheeked Holly Golightly appeal that would prompt you to sneak looks at her on the CTA. On a recent Wednesday at Schubas, Johnston was reading a...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Chicago chefs and restaurants continued their streak of a respectable showing at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. The annual awards gala, dubbed the “Oscars” of the American culinary scene, was held Monday in New York.
| May 5, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Según la Policía de Chicago, una balacera relacionada con pandillas en el vecindario de River North resultó con un hombre muerto y tres heridos el domingo por la madrugada.
La balacera ocurrió a eso de las 3:10 am en la cuadra 500 W. Erie St., cuando un...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Two undisclosed figures in the bribery charge filed last week against the chief of staff for Ald. Howard Brookins were caught on undercover FBI recordings talking about the ease with which they expected to win Brookins' approval for a liquor license in...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
445 N. Dearborn St.
ETA: March 10
At this coming-soon seafood restaurant in River North from Rosebud Restaurants, chef Joe Farina will bring in five to eight varieties each of West and East Coast oysters daily. Oysters will be...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across...