| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| May 24, 2012
Looking for a new restaurant to work into your BYOB routine? A handful of new options have opened within the past few months, with the flavors ranging from Colombian to Thai to Italian. We tapped the ones who know best—the chefs and owners—...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:23 PM
The setup: It's summer in Chicago, and baseball fans are flocking to Wrigley Field andU.S. Cellular Field. OK, so "flocking" is too strong a word, but there's no doubt each Chicago ballpark has a fun way to pregame. Which brings us to our latest debate....
| Aug 30, 2012
There's something about 2 a.m. that can make men lose their minds. The clock rolls over and if you're a group of girls in a bar—well, you're just asking for it, right?
You're asking for attention, the way you're brazenly sitting there, calmly...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Police arrested a man minutes after he snatched an iPad from a woman on an “L” train and punched another woman as the train stopped in Wrigleyville late last night, prosecutors said today.
Zachary Robinson, 21, was ordered held in lieu of...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between Nick Offermanand his “Parks and Recreation” character Ron Swanson. Both talk in a slow, deep, deadpan manner and are unabashedly masculine. And, like Swanson, Offerman is an expert...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Roger Waters has been touring his Pink Floyd-era double-album “The Wall” around the world for the last two years, giving the 1979 warhorse a long, lavish victory lap that landed Friday at Wrigley Field.
Perhaps only Waters could build a...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Conan O’Brien has been easy to spot around Chicago -- and not just because he’s 6’4 and has hard-to-miss red hair. The Los Angeles-based talk show host has been out and about in the city while here filming “Conan” at the...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
It is aimed at diners as well as Chicago-bound concert- and festival-goers. The occasional shopper on the Miracle Mile is also expected to take advantage of the new late night South Shore train.
After all, whether you're headed to the Windy City for...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
That thing where you look at your phone as you order a third round of drinks and realize it's only 8 p.m.? That's been happening to me a lot lately.
I'm not having a "Emily, do we need to talk about something?" moment. It's just that when I've been going...