| Jun 20, 2010
With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities:
Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 7:06 AM
The polls are closed in Michigan, and two Democrats running to be on the November ballot for Michigan's Governor are waiting for results at Downtown Detroit Hotels.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is holding his Victory Party at the Atheneum Hotel in...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 7:15 PM
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is holding his Victory Party at the Atheneum Hotel in Greektown, celebrating a sizable win over Michigan Speaker of the House, Rep. Andy Dillon Tuesday.
"The Michigan we grew up in the Michigan that was at the top is the...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 3:55 AM
Two men were injured in separate shootings in Chicago overnight.
At 1:10 a.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4700 block of West Erie Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
The man was...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Not everyone is upset with the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh these days. The Bears’ Amobi Okoye joined Suh -- who was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for stomping on an opposing player -- during his night out in...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 8:48 AM
At least eight people were injured on the South and West sides in overnight violence, according to police and fire department officials.
Two men were stabbed about 4:30 this morning in the 200 block of South Halsted Street in the Greektown neighborhood...
| May 1, 2009
From a real estate perspective, Kelly Leggett thinks Sauganash is one of the best-kept secrets in the city.
"The homes are beautiful and the neighborhood has wonderful schools, a park and community groups that make it a great neighborhood, especially for...
| May 31, 2009
A world of opportunity to meet the literary elite comes with the Printers Row Lit Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 6 and 7. Among those appearing will be wine importer Anthony Terlato, author of "Taste: A Life in Wine" (Surrey, $26) and food writer...
| Sep 11, 2009
Next time you visit Greektown, look down. In stretches of Halsted Street sidewalk you will spot the Meander, one of the most universally-recognized symbols of Greek culture. Often called the Greek key, it appears as a continuous decorative line that...
| Jul 13, 2009
| 5:09 AM
(WGN-AM)- Drivers accelerating down the left-side entrance ramps to the Kennedy Expressway in downtown Chicago must often throw the dice -- and perhaps mumble a quick prayer or profanity -- while attempting to merge, squeeze, plead or fight their way into...
| Oct 1, 2009
There's no law that says a Greek restaurant must take up residence on the six-block stretch of Halsted Street known as Greektown, but one could be forgiven for thinking so.So, when a brash newcomer like Taxim sets up shop on the Wicker Park/Bucktown...
| Mar 9, 2009
With the Web site Yelp still responding to allegations by San Francisco businesses that it manipulates the prominence of positive and negative reviews, some Chicago merchants are adding to the heat.
They allege that Yelp representatives have offered to...