| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In overnight violence in Chicago, a man was found beaetn to death Saturday morning in Washington Park and at least eight people were shot since late Friday night, including two men wounded inside Wicker Park, authorities said. About 7:05 a.m. Saturday,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds From Mary Schmich’s column today, “Whole foods plan intrigues a wary Englewood” Both [Edward] Jones and [Charles] McGill — like others I talked to in the neighborhood — are warily optimistic about the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:01 PM
A 34-year-old man was pronounced dead today after he was shot last Friday in Wicker Park, officials said.
Emmanuel Bass of the 1300 block of North Leavitt Street was shot Friday at about 11:23 p.m.
He was shot after an argument in the park, 1425 N....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:51 PM
A 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside crowded bars on Milwaukee Avenue overnight, one block from where another man was killed inside of Wicker Park last week.
The shooting overnight happened about 2:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of North...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A Logan Square man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday after being charged with shooting a man in the head during a quarrel early Saturday in Wicker Park.
Manuel Gonzalez, 29, of the 2600 block of North Sacramento Avenue, faces a first-...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Rob Lach lovingly pats a hulking, pale-blue arcade cabinet with the Chicago flag painted on the side and a marquee that reads "Indie City Arcade."
"Yep, this thing's spent a lot of time in my garage," says Lach, 26, of Dunning.
A component broke less...
| Mar 21, 2013
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...
| Mar 25, 2013
Chicago Chop Shop, a combination butcher shop, restaurant and event space, is set to open in July in a 100-year-old Wicker Park warehouse.
Located at 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago Chop Shop's counter-service butcher shop will open at 9 a.m. to offer...
| Mar 27, 2013
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Mary Hoffmann was out of my league. Star gymnast. One of the cutest girls in the ninth grade. Rumored to date upperclassmen.
I thought of her immediately when I was invited to be one of three contestants last Friday in the season finale of "Shame That...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4...