| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:06 AM
State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said.
About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie.
She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Urban Belly, the Avondale restaurant that ushered Chicago into a state of ramen-awareness, is uprooting from the Northwest side and moving to — where else? — the dining epicenter that is the Randolph Street corridor.
Bill Kim is the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Are the Wrigley rooftops the best view of the diamond, or the most overrated seats in town? Is the United Center floor the place to be to catch the Bulls in action, or just a little too close for comfort?
Debates like these are alive and well at...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Downers Grove village council granted an extension for a planned development that would expand and add parking garages on the north side of the village.
The plan was established in 2011 with the intent of building two five-story additions and a...
| Jul 24, 2013
A food truck option specializing in Creole and Cajun cuisine is on its way, but before making its debut on the streets of Chicago this fall, The Great Louisiana Geaux Geaux Truck hosted a sneak preview of a few of its menu items at The Garage in West Loop...
| Nov 14, 2008
Custom builders are using more lumber and less stone, delivering shrub-free yards, and subbing those Sub-Zeros for General Electric appliances. These are among the efforts of local builders trying to protect their bottom line amid shrinking budgets and...
| Oct 7, 2007
Deb O'Dell is a working mother of two who has been renting since her divorce several years ago.
"I initially did feel that I had missed the housing boom," she says admits of her first years in the two-bedroom 1,200-square foot Oswego home she shares with...
| Sep 8, 2007
Free parking for one year! A free flat-screen plasma TV! Your choice of a free car or furnished condo!
In the market for a new condo? You may be in luck. With the housing market in a serious slump, these are just a few of the freebies that anxious...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...
| Jul 5, 2013
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.
With exposed ductwork, 11-foot ceilings, original concrete floors and big windows, the loft-...