| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets.
Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:06 PM
With battle lines forming over a planned three-tower development at the historic but underutilized Wolf Point site along the Chicago River, Ald. Brendan Reilly announced Tuesday that he has told the project's developers to present their plans at a May...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Many restaurants claim to be Farm-to-Table, but two Chicago chefs recently took this connection
a step further, by bringing their farm to your table.
Chef Didier Durand of Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen has long been a supporter of local farming, filling...
| Oct 31, 2012
When a bar opens downtown, there’s really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists?
On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel’s sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Steve Downes leads a double life.
He has killed. Oh, yes. He has crushed and blown stuff up (and been blown up).
You could even say he has conquered worlds. By day he is Steve Downes, classic rock DJ, the soothing sandpaper voice of the highly-rated...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Six of the city's top dance companies came together to perform for the annual "Dance for Life" benefit at the Auditorium Theatre Aug. 18. The evening began with a reception at the Hilton Chicago where more than 2,500 supporters turned out for a night to...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The cast of “Shameless” — including Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Harry Hamlin, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Zach McGowan — partied Thursday at The Underground while in town filming the third season of the Showtime dramedy....
| May 30, 2012
| 4:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, who recently lamented that he couldn’t sleep in his own bed during the NATO summit in Chicago, will have the chance Friday when he returns for three fundraisers.
The first event is a 5 p.m. reception at...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:22 AM
Where will Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert and the celebrities on hand for their highly anticipated concert Saturday at Wrigley Field hang out once the show ends?
Even a few years ago, they only would have had a few country music-friendly options...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Conan O’Brien has been easy to spot around Chicago -- and not just because he’s 6’4 and has hard-to-miss red hair. The Los Angeles-based talk show host has been out and about in the city while here filming “Conan” at the...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Some Chicago residents should expect disruptions in the coming weeks as MTV shoots a new scripted dramatic series, titled 'Underemployed', throughout the city.
In a slight departure from the network's usual reality series, the Chicago-based show will...