| Oct 17, 2013
3329 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-7300
This local institution warmed up its ovens in the 1920s and still is charming locals with its doughnuts, which range from cinnamon-sugar to sour cream to old-fashioned glazed.
3159 N. Southport...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
If the proposed Wrigley Field renovation gets completed, the team would be in line for an $8.5 million property tax break, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Wednesday.
Cubs ownership would be in line for an $8.5 million property...
| Oct 17, 2013
Cheesie's Pub & Grub
958 W. Belmont Ave. 773-388-1574
Grilled cheese sandwiches with unorthodox fillings—think tater tots, mac 'n' cheese and chicken tenders—were made for a satisfying post-bar meal. Pizzas with toppings inspired by the bar'...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This blog's Meet the Commenters feature dwindled out in February (with several of you who'd promised me entries seemingly off the hook), but I've long meant to revive it and get more of you (and the newer arrivals) to fill......
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:25 AM
James Frank Kotera, or the real "JFK" as he calls himself, stopped drinking on April 3, 1975. Four years later, he weaved a new hobby into his life.
He hasn't stopped in 34 years.
The yield: two balls of twine — a monstrous one that he says...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A Wrigleyville man was arrested Sunday night after he was accused of assaulting a U.S. Postal Service police officer who suspected the man was driving his moped around Lakeview while intoxicated.
The man, Eric Dahl, 33, was charged with aggravated...
| Sep 1, 2013
The Wrigleyville sports bar Sluggers failed two health inspections in August 2011 after inspectors found live roaches, "hundreds" of fruit flies and sinks where water did not flow long enough for employees to wash their hands properly. The bar finally...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Their fairytale romance began four years ago on a CTA bus and traveled to the Near North Side last month, where they walked down the aisle. No CTA card required.
Alissa and Don Gold married Aug. 24 in Washington Square Park and held their reception...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Story: Prosecutors dismiss charges in 2 cases A hat-tip to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez: A homeless man in prison for raping a clerk at the Daley Center and a man convicted of a fatal shooting in Wrigleyville were......
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Here are some notable shows on TV during the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10.
Monday, Nov. 4
Mike & Molly
8 p.m. Monday, CBS
A freshman comedy whose name I've already forgotten was canceled, so "Mike & Molly" is back! Chicago-area native Melissa McCarthy...