| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chicago taxpayers are likely on the hook to pay a $1.5 million settlement to a bicyclist who suffered brain damage and other injuries that left him with quadriplegia when he crashed into a barricade guarding a sunken catch basin in a late-night accident...
| Jul 31, 2014
Watermelon mojito: Wicker Park restaurant Las Palmas offers an array of Mexican and Latin American dishes, including several tasty vegetarian and vegan options, in a festive, welcoming environment teeming with vibrant local artwork. Las Palmas'...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:41 AM
The final phase of my transformation into a full-fledged Chicagoan involves appreciating the Italian beef sandwich. Until now, I have neglected to give it my full appreciation.
When I moved to Chicago 10 years ago, I had never even heard of the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Rick Bayless was in the middle of another 12-hour rehearsal for Cascabel Thursday, the remount of his Lookingglass Theatre show, when he finally got the text he’s been waiting for: Xoco Wicker Park (1471 N. Milwaukee Ave.) had passed final...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The first days of summer are like an alarm clock for rosé drinkers. "The first nice day of the season, you'll see rosé sales skyrocket. Everyone thinks, 'It's sunny and warm, I want something pink,'" said Kristin Irwin, wine sales manager at recently...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Troy Brundidge's education as a DJ and beatmaker is an incredibly well-rounded one. Performing live in improvised sets, he pulls samples and sounds from his drum machine, taking his his years of hip-hop knowledge and fandom and propelling them forward...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There’s nothing like early summer in Chicago, where a patio-perfect day can quickly give way to chilly winds or a full-on downpour. So dress in layers, keep an umbrella handy and start your day right no matter what the forecast by checking out one...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:37 PM
It's happening. MTV's 30th installment of "The Real World" will be shooting west of the Loop this summer. Raise a glass or gird your outrage, whichever the case may be.
Chicago Film Office head Rich Moskal confirmed Sunday that the "The Real World" will...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Chicago is emerging as one of the biggest markets for vinyl records in the U.S.
The city has upward of 30 stores selling vinyl albums. Three of them, Dusty Groove, Dave's Records and Laurie's Planet of Sound, are ranked among the best in the U.S. by...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The principal and assistant principal at a Wicker Park elementary school were removed from their posts Tuesday, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesman.
Alice Vera, principal at Jose de Diego Elementary Community Academy and Michele Gulo, the...
| Jul 6, 2014
There are appliance stores. And then there is Pirch, where
at its new showroom in Oakbrook Center you can sidle up to a cafe for a free cappuccino, enjoy the smells and samples that chefs cook up in working kitchens, or reserve a time to take a shower...