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  • Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots

    Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots
    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,...
  • 11 Valentine's Day gift ideas unique to Chicago

    11 Valentine's Day gift  ideas unique to Chicago
    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,...
  • Indoor swimming pools

    Indoor swimming pools
    Arctic Splash Indoor Aquatic Center The Wheeling Park District’s winter-themed splash park only looks chilly: A zero-depth leisure pool, toddler slide, interactive water play structures and mini lazy river will keep little polar bears coming...
  • Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday

    Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday
    As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169. His family "got a little mad" about him...
  • 2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident

    2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident
    Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said. Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
  • Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp

    Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp
    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...
  • From Austria, with love

    From Austria, with love
    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...
  • Urban Belly, Chicago ramen forefather, to relocate to Randolph Street

    Urban Belly, Chicago ramen forefather, to relocate to Randolph Street
    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...
  • Perfect seats as close as your iPhone?

    Perfect seats as close as your iPhone?
    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...
  • Urban living mixes with history at 13thirteen lofts

    Urban living mixes with history at 13thirteen lofts
    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-...
  • West Loop bank robbed

    West Loop bank robbed
    A West Loop bank was robbed this afternoon by a man who passed a note to a teller, police said. The bank in the 300 block of South Riveside Plaza was robbed about 3:40 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. A Chase Bank is...