| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:53 AM
It's just a suggestion, and more Chicagoans are taking it that way when it comes to coughing up cash before entering a fest.
Suggested donations are a neighborhood fest staple, a product of event organizers attempting to cover costs while still...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Wicker Park Fest announced its 2014 music lineup and headliners, including Owls, legendary DJ (and composer of the "Mad Men" theme song) RJD2 and JEFF The Brotherhood.
The fest will take place July 26-27 along Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:14 AM
When The Violet Hour opened way back in the summer of 2007, the idea of "craft cocktails" was a novelty.
Times have changed.
Cocktail-focused bars have sprung up everywhere since, some led by alums of that landmark Wicker Park bar.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"We want [bocce] to be everywhere," said Will Murphy, one of the five organizers of Wicker Park Bocce Club.
His group is one step closer to city-wide bocce domination, with construction set to begin on a Pilsen court later this month. Currently, the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:39 AM
A 39-year-old Michigan man shot by police was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer after police alleged he reversed his car toward officers Tuesday night.
Michael Cote, of the 1800 block of Hess Lake Drive in Newaygo, Mich., was shot by...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:40 AM
This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Festival season is here. Take advantage of these shopping opportunities this weekend:
The 57th Street Art Fair features between 200 and 250 artists, including sculptors, jewelry makers, leather workers, photographers, print-makers, painters, wood...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Walgreen Co. is set to open a new 30,000 square foot flagship in the revamped Wrigley Building’s north tower on June 25, the company said Wednesday.
At the same time, it will shutter on June 24 a nearby location just north at 430 N. Michigan,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
If you seek out good food, you probably care about good beer, too. It's no different for Chicago restaurants, who increasingly are collaborating with local breweries on exclusive beers that are specific to just one restaurant or bar. "It's no question...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Two weeks ago, Kathleen Alforque, 34, was walking to a Lakeview bus stop when she spotted a group of people outside a shuttle. One of them asked her which way she was headed.
Alforque said she was on her way to the Loop. She got on the shuttle instead...
| May 22, 2014
The last time I was in downtown Libertyville, I was hanging two stars on Tavern in the Town, an ambitious steak-and-seafooder with an impressive wine list. In my view, that was about the only reason to dine on this stretch of Milwaukee Avenue.