| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Six years old, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival returns next week, May 1-4, at a long string of venues clustered mostly along Milwaukee Avenue in the Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods, where you can't throw an empty...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Brewer Tom Korder already had plenty of details to share about Penrose Brewing Company when we first spoke to him in September. From big-picture ideas about his brewing style to intricacies like beer names and tap handle design, it felt like Penrose could...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Chicago police have issued a community alert for the Wicker Park neighborhood after a man tried to lure a 10-year-old boy into his car while the child was walking to school this morning.
According to a release from the Chicago Police Department Office...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Simona Calla, a fairly new addition to Division Street, released on Tuesday it's second line of handbags in perfect pastel colors that are sure to spice up those fleeting grey wintery days. From painted floral patterned clutches and mustard yellow wallets...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Four people were arrested in a street robbery that left a man injured as he walked through Noble Square neighborhood last weekend, authorities said.
The group was arrested in connection with the Sunday night robbery in the 1500 block of North Bosworth...
| Mar 21, 2014
Nelson Algren's 105th birthday is Friday. To mark the occasion, the Nelson Algren Committee is holding a birthday party Saturday — and inviting the whole city.
This marks the 25th annual Algren Birthday celebration in honor of the man who wrote...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Lady Gaga wasn’t just being polite when she told Giuliana Rancic on the American Music Awards red carpet that she was a fan of her restaurant, RPM Italian. The pop mega star genuinely seems to love RPM Italian, seeing how she was spotted having...
| Feb 8, 2014
We are the Banned! book club. Jon Day and Becky Holzhei, above, founded the group to make new friends in Chicago in September 2012.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Umami Burger, the popular California-based hamburger chain, will open its first Chicago location later this year.
The restaurant will be a 90-seater at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to the now-shuttered Covo Gyro Market in Wicker Park. The chain said...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The Active Transportation Alliance has proposed a list of 20 locations that it says have strong potential to be transformed into car-free streets and public plazas.
Dearborn and/or Clark streets, River North to South Loop.
| Dec 10, 2013
Righteous: The temperature holds steady at a body-attuned 98.6 degrees at the Mercury Method, a just-hot-enough fitness studio in Wicker Park that’ll heat you up without burning you up. In a balmy room lit by an eerie red glow, you’ll plank,...