| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Well that was fast.
The video of an altercation involving unofficial Cubs mascot Billy Cub appeared Tuesday on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” just weeks after it was uploaded to YouTube. In the viral video, Billy Cub punches a bar patron...
| Apr 28, 2014
In the spirit of Wrigley Field nostalgia, let us take a trip down memory lane to the days of daytime baseball — and to that era's end with the first night game at Wrigley Field.
Do you remember, fellow Chicagoans-in-the-1980s? The nostalgic...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
>>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.
Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Saint Millie is screwed.
OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:06 PM
It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I...
| 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-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
| 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...