| Dec 10, 2013
Christmas comes early every year for Bridgid Defranceschi of Lakeview.
On Saturday morning, she'll do as she always does—wake up energized after a long night's sleep, prepare eggs and toast for her friends and family and don her best Christmas...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:04 AM
The Chicago City Council had barely finished giving the Cubs additional freedom to expand Wrigley Field and schedule night games Wednesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a message to the Ricketts family: It's time to break out the jackhammers already....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Itchy polyester covered in bows, jingle bells and puff paint—you know you love it. The semi-ironic ugly sweater party has become something of a new tradition, with bars offering drink specials, contests and themes to encourage guests to go over-the-...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The Chicago City Council today approved measures to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games, an advertising archway over Clark Street and permission to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s...
| Dec 11, 2013
The Cubs on Tuesday won preliminary backing from aldermen to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team's planned $300 million renovation of the iconic but aging ballpark.
The right field wall would be moved back 15 feet,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:12 AM
A Wrigleyville bar involved in the dispute with the Cubs over Wrigley Field renovations apologized Saturday for an offensive sign on its marquee making light of the Pearl Harbor tragedy.
Murphy's Bleachers tried to lure customers into the bar Saturday...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The Cubs owners’ request to push back the right field wall at Wrigley Field and build an arch with advertising on it over Clark Street near the iconic ballpark moved a step closer to reality Thursday.
The City Council Zoning Committee...
| Dec 6, 2013
The Cubs owners' request to push back the right field wall at Wrigley Field and build an arch with advertising on it over Clark Street near the iconic ballpark moved a step closer to reality Thursday.
The City Council Zoning Committee recommended...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:36 PM
The Cubs got preliminary approval from aldermen Wednesday for an ordinance to give them more flexibility to schedule night games, but ran into a delay in their push to set up a team-controlled outdoor plaza where fans can drink beer and listen to live...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. And now, it's a city of stereotypes.
Internet map makers released a stereotypical breakdown of Chicago Tuesday, and the results to some Chicagoans probably appear hit-or-miss.
For one, things aren't quite...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The Chicago Cubs' owners want to sell beer and wine in their new outdoor plaza connected to Wrigley Field, according to a proposal unveiled Tuesday at a City Council meeting that could increase the Ricketts family's competition with neighboring bars....