| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
River Roast aims for mid-July opening: Having known Spiaggia owner/chef Tony Mantuano for a decade, I’ve learned he is a chef who never minces words. So when he says that for the past year, he and chef John Hogan have worked on creating “the...
| Jul 1, 2014
The Rev. Michael Pfleger and about 100 supporters marched along South Paulina Street on Friday evening while down the next block, Chicago police searched for bullet casings and sought potential witnesses after a man and a woman were struck by a hail of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Laurie Montplaisir knew her daughter's Catholic elementary school, Old St. Mary's, had crossed a milestone when parents at her parish began asking her what they could possibly do to get their preschool children enrolled.
Ten years ago, Montplaisir's...
| 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’...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 3:38 PM
So what are Cubs fans going to talk about now that they can't speculate when Jeff Samardzija is going to be dealt?
While you were drinking beer this weekend and either blowing up stuff or watching other people blow up stuff, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"We want [bocce] to be everywhere," said Will Murphy, one of the five organizers of Wicker Park Bocce Club.
His group is one step closer to city-wide bocce domination, with construction set to begin on a Pilsen court later this month. Currently, the...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Culver’s, the Wisconsin-based "Butter Burger" and custard chain with dozens of locations in the Chicago suburbs, plans to open its first restaurant in the city early next year.
The store is planned for 3500 N. Clark St., in Chicago's Wrigleyville...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| 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 3, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The mayor of Rosemont offered free land to the Cubs' owner, Tom Ricketts, if he would bring his millions to Rosemont to build a brand new, state-of-the art stadium there.
I'd bet there are other burbs that would also gladly woo this kind of investment...