| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Martin Van Ruin might borrow its name from President Martin Van Buren--whose critics dubbed him “Van Ruin” since he presided over a long, painful economic recession--but frontman Derek Nelson, 27, insists the band’s music is rooted in...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
It's a night of design, dining, culture and craft at the second of Wicker Park Bucktown's Orange Dot First Fridays. From 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, there's plenty to keep browsers busy. With 32 events—20 inside of the Flat Iron building—expect...
| Feb 8, 2014
We are the Banned! book club. Jon Day and Becky Holzhei, above, founded the group to make new friends in Chicago in September 2012.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The Active Transportation Alliance has proposed a list of 20 locations that it says have strong potential to be transformed into car-free streets and public plazas.
Dearborn and/or Clark streets, River North to South Loop.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The snow storm moving through Chicago is about to get loud.
WGN Meteorologist Tom Skilling told RedEye on Monday that the storm has already produced "thundersnow," or lightning in the air during a snow event, around Chicago, including in the Loop. ...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
1528 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-7002
Step inside Wicker Park shop Una Mae's and you'll find retro pendant lamps, a plushy couch and a display table made from repurposed chairs and doors—it's got that laid-back vibe your hip aunt and...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Pro wrestler Colt Cabana pretends to hurt people for a living. The 33-year-old Deerfield native has been doing it for 15 years, briefly in WWE but mostly on the independent scene. But the punch he delivered to actor Michael Cera’s groin in late...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Ever get into a taxi and the cabbie is a talker? It can be a nightmare. You want to piddle around on your iPhone or talk with your friend or date, but the driver is spouting off nonsense about local politics or winter in Chicago. But what if that cab...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have 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...
| 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...