| 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.
| May 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When it comes to mouthwatering acquisitions, Chicago's first Sonic—recently opened in Uptown—is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next year, some major players from the East and West coasts (and one from Brussels for good measure) are...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The Illinois Department of Transportation said last week drivers should avoid the downtown portion of the Kennedy Expressway for three weekends in June because some expressway lanes will be shut down for bridge demolition work....
| May 7, 2014
| 3:51 PM
It's a Sidewalk Chalk Party at One Strange Bird this Saturday. The boutique and art shop will have tons of art activities, facepainting, tattoos and balloons. Elmo might even make an appearance. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, get 15 percent off all store...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Hypocrites, the longtime off-Loop theater company that has seen strong growth in its national identity, is to take up permanent residence as the anchor tenent of a new 200-seat theater in Wicker Park.
The new theater will be on the currently vacant...
| Apr 29, 2014
The beauty of paying bills through automatic withdrawal is that once it's up and running, it requires virtually no maintenance.
That's also a potential pitfall.
When Melissa January moved into her Wicker Park neighborhood home in fall 2012, she...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:06 PM
It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
An Evanston man who robbed a number of beauty salons and small shops throughout the Chicago area was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for four hold-ups in DuPage County, according to prosecutors.
Jason Logsdon, 42, pleaded guilty to armed robberies...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...