| Nov 25, 2013
In response to "France Warns its Tourists about Chicago's West Side, Far South Side," (News, Nov. 18): I have spent the last few years of my life living and working on the West Side of Chicago in the Wicker Park area. France telling its citizens to stay...
| Nov 25, 2013
Name: Josh Weisbart
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of business: Ravinia Coffee Station
Describe what you do: We sell coffee, pastries, bagels, fruit, and beverages. We also have whole bean coffee for sale as well as gift certificates for the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread.
"I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly."
Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:02 PM
An Hermosa neighborhood man was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the groin and later urinated in a police station interview room.
Daniel J. Pena, 29, of the 4100 block of West Dickens Avenue, was...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to change where digital billboards can be put up along Chicago expressways, even as state officials have raised questions about some of the city's locations for the 100-foot-tall ads.
Earlier this month, the mayor quietly...
| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The first lyric on last year's Lupe Fiasco album, "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1," reads as follows: "Now I can't pledge allegiance to your flag / 'Cause I can't find no reconciliation with your past." He has said his next album,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:31 PM
There's only one thing to do when faced with a day of family obligations, commuting to the 'burbs and the possibility of setting a 15-pound turkey on fire: Round up your friends and go drinking. The night before Thanksgiving—Black Wednesday—...
| Nov 15, 2013
Did you think last year's first annual Poutine Fest was the zenith of the city's indulgent food events? Loosen your belts, because Chicago is about to welcome Donut Fest.
From the same organizers as Poutine Fest, Donut Fest—coming in January,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
First Anniversary Party
Bar Pastoral 2947 N. Broadway 773-472-4781
Sample vacherin-style cheese with Upland Cheese's Andy Hatch, plus Benchmark wines and a birthday "cake" made from cheese wheels. Or, dine in (5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-...
| Oct 30, 2013
Review: Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...