| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:01 AM
That was fast.
If you've been to the Violet Hour in the past few months, you've probably noticed the mural of a leaping deer in a forest on the outside of the 1520 N. Damen Ave. bar in Wicker Park. In a video posted last week by @seemax, a time lapse...
| Dec 3, 2013
Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1.
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
| 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,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Air travelers may always have to manage long lines, layovers and the stress caused by a flight delay.
Those at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, however, now have a place to escape. A new yoga studio inside Terminal 3 offers a quiet space to...
| 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,...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Sophia Bush is sporting a new tattoo, courtesy of Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Wicker Park.
The “One Tree Hill” actress – who is in town filming the “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD” – visited Speakeasy...