| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:03 PM
The Cubs earned a partial early victory for their ambitious Wrigley Field construction plan Thursday, getting a preliminary signoff to move back the outfield walls and make other changes to the aging ballpark.
But consideration of the most controversial...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:25 AM
James Frank Kotera, or the real "JFK" as he calls himself, stopped drinking on April 3, 1975. Four years later, he weaved a new hobby into his life.
He hasn't stopped in 34 years.
The yield: two balls of twine — a monstrous one that he says...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:09 AM
It could be argued that Links Hall, the venerable dance organization housed for decades on the second floor of a walk-up building in Wrigleyville, is a state of mind as much as a place.
Links' dance is raw, unadorned, wending from the wild and wacky...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:54 PM
City Hall is pressing the Chicago Cubs and the owners of nearby rooftop clubs to reach agreement on a sign deal by week’s end, Ald. Thomas Tunney said today.
Such a deal between the Cubs and rooftop owners could be a key component in a proposed...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today.
Progress was made, but...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 12:38 PM
If the idea of living in a sleek condominium in a quaint neighborhood nestled in the heart of the city sounds inviting, 4846 Clark should get a look.
CMK Realty recently announced the release of 40 new residences for sale.
The condominiums include...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Wrigleyville's alderman said Wednesday that the Cubs are considering construction of a parking garage north of the ballpark to help relieve parking woes that residents worry would worsen if the city allowed more night games and concerts at the stadium....
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Talks continue today at City Hall over the Wrigley Field rehab proposed by team owner Tom Ricketts, who opted not to travel to Pittsburgh for the team's first game of the regular season.
Although negotiators took a break Sunday, daily talks have taken...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Starting Sunday, people parking cars in Chicago’s metered spaces will have to mind the signs lest they pay when they don’t have to or get a ticket for not feeding the meters long enough.
Drivers won't need to feed meters at all on Sunday in...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A Chicago man who planted a backpack he thought contained a bomb outside Wrigley Field three years ago on a busy Saturday night was sentenced to 23 years in prison in federal court this afternoon.
Sami Samir Hassoun was nabbed in an FBI sting in 2010...