| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:42 PM
The Chicago International Film Festival didn’t have to look far when choosing a movie to kick off its 47th annual edition. “The Last Rites of Joe May” — starring Dennis Farina as an aging con man with little to his name besides...
| May 23, 2011
| 4:41 AM
There are a good number of healthy food deals out there today, which are a Frugalista favorite:
$11 for 10 pounds of organic produce: You're never gonna see fresh organic produce at half price, except on a daily deal. On Living Social today, pay $11-$...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:29 PM
A West Town man faces felony charges after police arrested him in connection with an early-morning tagging spree in his neighborhood this week.
Ryan R. Sahlin, 29, of the 2000 block of West Iowa Street was ordered held Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bail...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Tribeca Film announced Thursday that it has picked up the Steppenwolf Films production “The Last Rites of Joe May” and plans to distribute it on video-on-demand and in theaters in October.
Filmed in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood in...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 10:17 AM
A 32-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car early Saturday morning near the intersection of Grand and Ogden avenues in the West Town neighborhood, according to police.
The man was with friends as he was crossing the intersection of Grand and Ogden...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:01 PM
1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-348-1028
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
The Scene: On a recent Saturday night, we found West Town eatery Leopold busy enough to feel happening, but not so packed that we couldn’t score a table for four...
| Apr 10, 2009
| 2:10 PM
What's a gardener to do?
It wasn't good news when a team of Northwestern University researchers found high levels of lead contamination in some vegetables and herbs grown in urban soils. But there are practical steps you can take to minimize the hazard....
| Dec 21, 2008
Everybody could use a little help now and then, especially when it comes to decorating. But not everyone can afford it. At least not in the traditional, hire-someone-to-transform-your-entire-house sense. What many people don't realize is that there are...
| Feb 20, 2009
His black cassock billowing in the breeze, candle bearer Anthony Kit steps lightly down the steps of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral.
"Isn't it beautiful?" he asks, pausing briefly in the sun.
Kit, 80, is one of several longtime area residents...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 9:43 AM
On this date Chicago began its 94-year reign as the nation's " Second City." The 1,099,850 souls the United States Census counted in Chicago represented a 119 percent increase over the city's population just 10 years earlier. The landmark tally made...
| Jan 2, 2008
| 11:18 AM
Tempting the tummy still lures us to the sea, and several lines are baiting their hooks with noted chefs and outstanding wines.
Holland America, for instance, will lard its galleys for the third year in a row with 70 celebrated guest chefs from all...