| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Christine LaSorda was working in advertising when she realized she would be much happier in a career combining her two childhood pleasures: reading storybooks and making baked goods with her grandmother.
So she learned to make traditional desserts at...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:25 PM
First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that lack of experience can sometimes be a good thing for people seeking top offices against “career politicians” who have become entrenched...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Jonah Frank is the first to admit that it's going to be hard following Tona Palomino's act. "He’s the warmest and most brilliant and clever and caring guy," Frank said of the former Trenchermen beverage director. After Palomino's exit last month,...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
| May 11, 2014
Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship.
The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
| 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...