| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Follow the spotlight to free Cheesie's on Monday.
As part of what Groupon is calling The Searchlight Campaign, the company will feature its "best" merchants by giving away free swag at four locations around Chicago. The deal includes 300 free Cheesie's...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A large part of Tom Gniedziejko's business during the past few years has been buying older ranch homes on Chicago's Northwest Side, adding second-story additions and reselling them.
The deals just aren't what they used to be. Compared with two years...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced five different approaches in the past two months aimed at smoothing over the scourge of potholes that pock Chicago streets.
There's good reason the data-driven Emanuel has been fixated on crumbling pavement: City Hall...
| Mar 13, 2014
Chicago television producer David Manilow will begin filming his newest public television series, "My Chicago," this week, with the first of six episodes set to air April 25.
Each half-hour episode will feature three people, often prominent, taking a...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:55 PM
Lake Shore Drive completely reopened around 4:20 a.m. this morning, according to Chicago police, hours after a standoff lasting more than 8 hours closed lanes in both directions.
Police late Sunday took into custody a Chicago-area man wanted in...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting: Lauded Chicago-based tech start-up Threadless, an online T-shirt company that crowdsources designs, has laid off more than a quarter of its staff and closed its Lakeview store. The CEO says the company has...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Sitting through 10 hours of live sketch comedy, as I did last weekend, you learn a few things.
That it requires fortitude and patience by the truckload. You learn that like in improv, the majority of performers — bless their enthusiasm —...
| 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 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...
| 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 31, 2014
Even with the best of maps, you may never know where you're going until you get there.
When Barrie Jean Borich came to the end of writing her most recent book, "Body Geographic" ("a stunningly original memoir," said the Kirkus review), she had no...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:56 AM
A 31-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan on the North Side.
It was not known how she got in the water but firefighters from an engine company were able to pluck her out about 7 a.m. in the 3700...