| Jun 26, 2012
The question from Michael A. Collins sounded relatively simple: What mustard was served with hot dogs at Lincoln Park Zoo's Café Brauer in the 1950s and 1960s?
"Try as I might, I have been unable to find who made it,'' wrote the resident of Cary, Ill....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Battered by the recession and the downturn in the housing market, Chicago architect Lucien Lagrange liquidated his namesake firm in 2010. Yet Lagrange and his tradition-tinged buildings are still with us. The latest, the 40-story Ritz-Carlton Residences...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Cabin Fever Remedies for Kids in Chicago
Mom & Tot Bowling at Pinstripes
Pinstripes is an upscale and sophisticated entertainment / dining facility where you can bowl or play bocce ball. There are two locations: in Northbrook and South Barrington. On...
| Jul 1, 2012
Among the victims of 1902's Fourth of July were:
• Miss M. Postlewait, who was hurt by a flying iron bolt while she was riding a streetcar at North Avenue and Wells Street. The bolt was propelled by the explosion of a giant firecracker.
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Lollapalooza will launch its first-ever pop-up shop on Friday, July 27 through Monday, August 6.
Presented by C3, the "LollaShop" will give ticket and non-ticket holders the opportunity to purchase official goods before the gates open to the annual music...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:45 PM
A driver is accused of continuing on to gamble at a casino after hitting a bicyclist, leaving the victim in critical condition.
The collision happened around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday on E. Michigan Ave. near Wattles Rd., in Emmett Township. Police say that...
| Jul 12, 2012
To appreciate the re-imagined NoMI Kitchen, which was unveiled last year, it helps to have known the original NoMI. Only then can one appreciate $16 salads and upper-$20s (and beyond) entrees as steps in the direction of affordability. The tab at NoMI...
| Jul 10, 2012
Q: Can you substitute margarine for shortening in a cupcake recipe?
If the recipe calls for 3/4 cup of shortening, how much margarine would you use?
—Judy Levin, Chicago
A: Yes, you can. Just keep in mind there will likely be some texture and...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:29 PM
More than a decade ago, vocalist Rodrick Dixon traveled to Lincoln Center in New York to sing a piece of music he couldn't get out of his head. He then decided he had to persuade someone to stage it in Chicago.
This weekend, "Too Hot to Handel: The...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break.
And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
| Jan 19, 2013
Q: I have a 2005 Honda Civic with 80,000 miles. My manual suggest replacing the oil and filter (which I have done), check the front and rear brake wear, check the tie rod ends, steering gear box and boots, inspect the suspension components, brake hoses...
| Jan 20, 2013
You try to send a mass email. Then the messages bounce back. And maybe a few minutes later you realize you forgot someone.
Jason Fried's company, 37signals, is trying to solve those problems with Basecamp Breeze. The new product is so simple the company...