| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month.
In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:27 PM
Maybe fans should reconsider their mild dislike of Clark the Cub because one alternative seems to be lacking in the public relations department.
A video was posted Saturday after the Cubs' 2-0 loss to the Phillies of a man dressed as an unofficial...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Before one pitch was thrown at Wrigley Field this season, a fan upset at being kicked out of the ballpark was arrested for allegedly shoving a newspaper stand into a Chicago police car.
Nicholas A. Spadaro, 38, was removed from the North Side stadium by...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Is the Cubs' season already this frustrating? It apparently is for one cub.
A video posted Saturday on YouTube shows a dustup at a Wrigleyville bar between a man in a Cubs costume and a patron who removed the mascot's furry head.
The video quickly...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:35 AM
A man who dresses up in a brown bear costume and roams Wrigleyville on game days says a bar scuffle caught on video this weekend shows just the tail end of things.
The clip posted on YouTube Saturday shows a bar patron yank the head off the bear costume...
| Mar 9, 2014
As the saying goes, "Timing is everything." And for Wendi and Tim Howard, time never seemed to be on their side.
"We met when we were both 16 and working at the Sizzler in Carol Stream," says Wendi, now 45. "I was a waitress, and he was a cook. We...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese.
"There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:28 PM
The West Ridge man who was Tased by police officers at the John Barleycorn in Lakeview early Sunday morning while celebrating St. Patrick's Day has been charged with two felonies: resisting arrest and aggravated battery to a peace officer.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Longtime Cub followers, accustomed to ballparks as antiques, will be saying these two words if they attend a spring training game here this year: Pinch me.
The new Cubs Park has comfortable seats with wide aisles, concessions and restrooms at every...
| Feb 9, 2014
A serious game of one-upmanship is underway in downtown Chicago's rental market, as developers race to open shiny apartment towers tricked out with swank extras and some eye-popping rents.
Have a dog? Drop off your four-legged friend at the in-...
| Feb 2, 2014
Stephen Schellhardt remembers the first time he saw Devin DeSantis on the Northwestern University campus in the summer of 2004.
Stephen, a theater major from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was an instructor in the Cherub summer theater...