| 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.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Drivers will have the option to park by smartphone in a small part of Chicago's West Loop starting Tuesday using an app to pay for on-street parking, officials will announce Monday.
The ParkChicago pilot project, involving 279 parking spaces, will run...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Cheese and wine on a lazy Saturday, what could be better? Well, how about some artisanal salami? And local (and imported) craft beers? And lots more.
It's all free at Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday at Chicago French Market. On hand...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
>>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.
Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
| Apr 4, 2014
Review: Fulton Market Kitchen
311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900
Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start
Loved it: The large first-come, first-served lounge. It's nice to have someplace in the neighborhood that you can come for...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board.
Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Though the West Loop's claim to fame is its buzzy restaurant district, the number of bridal businesses that have put down roots in recent years make it a destination. Note: All shops with the exception of Smitten are appointment-only.
If you're coveting...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Illinois Republican governor and U.S. Senate candidates are traveling the state rallying potential voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.
Republican Bill Brady urged his supporters on St. Patrick's Day to turn out in force and repeat his 2010...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The suburban Chicago family stole with startling efficiency from toy stores, booksellers and coffee shops from Maryland to Texas, its matriarch often dressed in a bulky black dress outfitted with compartments for stuffing large merchandise, federal...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood.
After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Locally inspired Valentine’s Day gifts certain to put a smile on your beloved’s face, especially if you both love Chicago almost as much as you love each other.
Abbey Brown body oils. Ditch the typical roses and give Rosebuds Body Oil,...