| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:38 PM
David Axelrod vs. Steve Schmidt.
Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama versus Republican strategist and senior adviser to Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
That was the setup last week at a University...
| Apr 4, 2014
By any standard, writer Chloe Johnston is an arresting beauty. She has the kind of slender-necked and high-cheeked Holly Golightly appeal that would prompt you to sneak looks at her on the CTA. On a recent Wednesday at Schubas, Johnston was reading a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Shrimp toast: Here is one of those unexpected unions of two foods, which upon first bite elicits a "well, no duh." The Cantonese have been eating this dim sum/diner staple for decades. A more proper description might be shrimp French toast: minced...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Chicago arts organizations will receive $1,233,500 in grants from the National Endowment for The Arts this year, headlined by a $100,000 grant to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for its Movement As Partnership dance education program, $90,000 for Chicago...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Theodore Gilmore stood on a raised stage at the front of the Nouveau Tavern that he helps his best friend run, and gave a speech to mostly African-American employees after the River North restaurant and tavern was abruptly shut down by Chicago Police last...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Eight hundred dollars would buy a lot of bourbon and barbecue.
That's how much money a Chicago man was accused of spending with a fake card Saturday to purchase gift cards from the River North restaurant Bub City, county prosecutors said.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| 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-...
| Feb 9, 2014
A serious game of one-upmanship is underway in downtown Chicago's rental market, as developers race to open shiny apartment towers tricked out with swank extras and some eye-popping rents.
Have a dog? Drop off your four-legged friend at the in-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:47 AM
I've always liked hotel bars. In college in Indiana, my friends and I could often be found at the Fluttering Duck, an Irish pub attached to a small inn on the edge of campus. Early in my newspaper career, co-workers and I would drink bourbon at a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The water tower that burst, leaking 18,000 gallons of water and causing the tower to tilt on top of a River North building, was removed from the building this afternoon.
Construction crews lowered it to the ground Saturday afternoon.
The tank appeared...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Two undisclosed figures in the bribery charge filed last week against the chief of staff for Ald. Howard Brookins were caught on undercover FBI recordings talking about the ease with which they expected to win Brookins' approval for a liquor license in...