| Aug 1, 2014
His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Adam Cisek and Jesse Boyle, the partners behind Wrigleyville's Red Ivy, are opening a new bar and restaurant called Reverie in River North in early August.
Cisek said he'd been looking for a venture in River North for some time and expects growth on the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool?
"Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Second City, the famed Chicago comedy theater, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the former AMC movie theater inside the Piper's Alley complex at 230 W. North Ave. Second City plans to fill the new space with “student-centered facilities,&...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A West Side man has been charged in the killing of a man in Lincoln Park this spring, one of two people questioned in the case today, authorities said.
Marco Alvarado, 21, was expected to appear in Cook County Central Bond Court on Saturday on charges...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Family and friends of Jacob Klepacz, who authorities say was killed in a Lincoln Park robbery this spring, became emotional after the West Side man charged with his murder was ordered held without bail Saturday.
"I guess we're satisfied … he's...
| Jun 13, 2014
Mario Caston walked out of Allen Edmonds on Michigan Avenue one recent afternoon wearing new Neumok wingtips in distressed brown leather — not to be confused with the old Neumok wingtips he was carrying in a shopping bag, or the four other pairs...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:03 PM
A man who was found in Wrigleyville,apparently suffering from memory loss, has been identified.
The man's family members came forward this afternoon, not long after police had sent out an alert.
The man was found at Clark Street and Waveland Avenue at...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The Cubs will enjoy a rare off day on Sunday.
For the first time in 82 years there is no game scheduled for the Cubs on a Sunday.
"That's unheard of. We already have some family plans for that day. Maybe this can become a regular thing,"...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
This week's long-anticipated Fenway Park homecoming for Cubs President Theo Epstein has been postponed due to circumstances beyond his control.
Epstein instead will have to watch the Cubs-Red Sox series on TV from his Wrigleyville residence because of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
What's the coolest walkup music Gary Pressy would play in the present and in the past, say when Sammy Sosa used to come up or even back to Dave Kingman? --Peter S., Cary
I’ve been covering the team only since last August, so my history isn’...