| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Thinking of heading out with the whole gang to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week? More than 300 area dining establishments are participating in the popular event, which runs through February 6th, with prix fixe menu deals of $22 for lunch and $33-...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A beloved Chicago icon lay on its deathbed Sunday, counting down the waning moments of life as mourners stopped by to pay their last respects.
"Today's emotional for me, because Uncle Fun represents a part of Chicago that I really love," said Erik...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood.
After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
| Feb 9, 2014
Ask any chocoholic: Valentine's Day is not just for lovers.
Which brings us to the Hot Chocolate Crawl sponsored by CitySwarm, a Chicago-based events organizer.
The crawl, offered on five weeknights in February, will take participants to four...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 47-year-old Orland Park woman was charged with retail theft for taking merchandise retailing for $106.58 from Michael's Arts and Crafts, 15102 LaGrange Road, on Jan. 19.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Red Tape Theatre, a 10-year home of experimental theater in Chicago, said last week that it has lost the lease to its longtime theater inside the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lakeview. The Church is going in a different direction, apparently. That's...
| Dec 10, 2013
Christmas comes early every year for Bridgid Defranceschi of Lakeview.
On Saturday morning, she'll do as she always does—wake up energized after a long night's sleep, prepare eggs and toast for her friends and family and don her best Christmas...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Police say a suburban ambulance driver was three times over the legal limit for alcohol when he ran a red light, his emergency lights and sirens on, and crashed into a pickup truck in the Sheridan Park neighborhood on the North Side.
John P. Lara, 31,...
| Dec 26, 2013
New Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has paid $625,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot house in Evanston.
Hyde, 40, spent this past season in the Cubs' front office, as director of player development. He was named bench coach Nov. 22 and will...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The pastor of a Lakeview Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step aside after an allegation this week that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of an Orland Park church, officials said today.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
I was 15 the first time I flew to a non-English-speaking country by myself, an experience at once terrifying, thrillingly adult and exceedingly small potatoes compared to that of Laura Dekker, the Dutch teenager who sailed around the world alone from 2010...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Ani Gogova and Ian Maksin: The Chicago-based piano-cello duo performs as part of the Jewel Box Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Recital Hall and Auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; $10-$25; 773-442-4636, boxoffice.neiu.edu...