| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Before Punch House and Dusek's opened in Pilsen last year, Thalia Hall was just a building—a beautiful, historic, dusty building in need of a lot of TLC.
Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, who both have experience running music venues Empty...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Now that the snow has melted and the sidewalks and streets are actually visible, it's time to lace up those running shoes. RedEye has compiled a list of April races to run in Chicago. (Information subject to change.)
>> Be the Match 5K...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:47 AM
Two people were wounded overnight in shootings in the Pilsen and Austin neighborhoods.
A 32-year-old man was driving at Cermak Road and Ashland Avenue on the Near West Side when he was shot in the arm about 2:30 a.m. Police weren't able to find a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Goose Island Brewery is partnering with The FADER magazine to bring a series of events to three U.S. cities, and Chicago made the cut. The "Analog Migration" series will take place May 1 and will feature El-P and Killer Mike's Run The Jewels, Los Angeles-...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
For a good portion of the audience at Redmoon Theater's "Winter Pageant," the annual family show offers the first opportunity to journey to the theater company's new headquarters in Pilsen. Redmoon does not produce often and has, of late, become less of a...
| Mar 14, 2014
Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...
| Nov 3, 2013
For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding.
No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake.
And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday plans to start a 24-hour fast to show support for immigration reform efforts in Washington, D.C.
The mayor and some members of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus plan to go without food from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang.
The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The Active Transportation Alliance has proposed a list of 20 locations that it says have strong potential to be transformed into car-free streets and public plazas.
Dearborn and/or Clark streets, River North to South Loop.