| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The latest escalation in the dispute over Wrigley Field’s renovation unfolded Monday, with the Cubs revealing they sought final city approval to put up a beer advertising sign in right field and rooftop club owners threatening to sue to block the...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The Cubs owners’ request to push back the right field wall at Wrigley Field and build an arch with advertising on it over Clark Street near the iconic ballpark moved a step closer to reality Thursday.
The City Council Zoning Committee...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:36 PM
The Cubs got preliminary approval from aldermen Wednesday for an ordinance to give them more flexibility to schedule night games, but ran into a delay in their push to set up a team-controlled outdoor plaza where fans can drink beer and listen to live...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a “branded” archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville overhaul plan that took a step closer to reality at City Hall on Thursday.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:55 AM
You could argue the live-lit scene, which has seen explosive growth in Chicago these past couple of years, is the inevitable lo-fi pushback to our hyperdigitalized age. Amid all those glowing screens and social networks, surely we crave...
| 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......
| 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 6, 2013
Now that the season of beer garden-hopping and margarita-fueled beach volleyball is long gone, it's time to recommit to the very important practice of drinking indoors. Your standard bar games—darts, pool, beer pong—require some amount of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| 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...