| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Hundreds of three-speed bikes painted "Chicago blue" will hit the streets in June when the city debuts a bicycle-sharing rental program that originally was set to launch last summer, officials are expected to announce Thursday.
Operating under the...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Two people were struck by a hit-and-run driver after a fight outside a River North neighborhood bar early Sunday morning, police said.
Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one in critical condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets.
Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
| Apr 15, 2013
Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens.
She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity.
"You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music.
“With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves.
“Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...
| Mar 27, 2013
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
| Oct 31, 2012
When a bar opens downtown, there’s really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists?
On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel’s sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Six of the city's top dance companies came together to perform for the annual "Dance for Life" benefit at the Auditorium Theatre Aug. 18. The evening began with a reception at the Hilton Chicago where more than 2,500 supporters turned out for a night to...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The cast of “Shameless” — including Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Harry Hamlin, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Zach McGowan — partied Thursday at The Underground while in town filming the third season of the Showtime dramedy....
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Getting in the Cash Cab will probably be the most challenging item to check off my bucket list; however, now that Chicago has acquired it's very own version of the elusive New York City trivia-mobile, my odds have slightly improved. So when my best...