| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:43 PM
In the world of bartenders, more than any other niche of the service industry, competitions are a regular occurrence.
There are competitions hosted in front of thousands to see who can best "Shake It Up!" at the annual Nightclub and Bar Show in Las...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 12:10 PM
A veteran Chicago police officer is charged with swindling his elderly father’s estate out of more than $50,000 to cover gambling debts and other personal expenses, prosecutors said today.
Joseph Simpson Jr., 37, was also accused of trying to...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 2:35 PM
A Chicago man who prosecutors allege hobbled towards his neighbors on a pair of crutches before pulling out a handgun, aiming at them and opening fire is being held in Cook County Jail after a judge set his bail at $400,000 today.
Johnathon D. Jones, 31,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Michael Jordan attended the opening of his restaurant, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, in the InterContinental Chicago Hotel on August 23, and returned for lunch on Monday.
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman dined at...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 5:15 PM
“The Chicago Code” and “The Playboy Club” didn’t make it to a second season, but fellow Chicago-based TV series “Shameless” did. And it has been filming exterior scenes for Season 2 — which premieres on...
| Nov 26, 2011
On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
| Dec 1, 2011
Last week it was turkey on Thanksgiving, turkey sandwiches for Friday's lunch, turkey tetrazzini for Saturday dinner and — you get the idea.
Poultry in motion. Who could blame you for racing out for a first-rate steak dinner? Here are some good...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:19 PM
Shots were fired by police at a suspect in the South Loop this evening, but no one was injured, a spokesman said.
Police fired shots near 1400 S. Wabash Avenue about 9:40 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
No one was injured...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:23 AM
A federal judge today ordered that a major defendant in Chicago's largest drug cartel prosecution be allowed to exercise outdoors while he awaits trial.
U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo said he considered the length of time -- 18 months -- that Jesus...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Parents worried about not getting their children into the gifted kindergartner program at the increasingly crowded South Loop Elementary School may still get a chance, Chicago Public Schools officials said today.
An announcement earlier this week that...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:25 PM
A day after about 175 of them were arrested for staying past Grant Park's closing time, a few hundred Occupy Chicago protesters were marching again.
Just after 7 p.m., protesters who had gathered at LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard began marching...