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  • IDOT refines Circle Interchange plans

    IDOT refines Circle Interchange plans
    An almost half-billion-dollar reconstruction plan aimed at untangling the Circle Interchange in Chicago, one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the U.S., is being modified again to lessen the adverse impacts on nearby West Loop residents, Greektown...
  • Picking out wine for a BYOB restaurant

    Picking out wine for a BYOB restaurant
    I have a group of friends who have likely eaten at every BYOB restaurant in Chicago. For them, it’s a great way to explore the city’s dynamic dining scene at a cheaper price. It’s also a chance for them to educate themselves on wines,...
  • West Loop bank robbed

    West Loop bank robbed
    A West Loop bank was robbed this afternoon by a man who passed a note to a teller, police said. The bank in the 300 block of South Riveside Plaza was robbed about 3:40 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. A Chase Bank is...
  • A newbie's guide to Chicago Craft Beer Week

    A newbie's guide to Chicago Craft Beer Week
    How much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4...
  • Locally roasted coffee by the numbers

    Locally roasted coffee by the numbers
    Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it. "For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
  • Barrington car show moving to Chicago in 2014

    Barrington car show moving to Chicago in 2014
    The Barrington Concours d'Elegance, an annual showcase of collectible cars and motorcycles, will move to downtown Chicago in 2014 and be renamed the Chicago Concours, its new management told the Tribune. The new owners are David Cooper, founder of...
  • Other visions of home at Elmhurst Art Museum

    Other visions of home at Elmhurst Art Museum
    The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...
  • A New York state of mind

    A New York state of mind
    NEW YORK — Wandering through the darkened auditorium of Broadway's Cort Theatre here on a recent Saturday morning felt a lot like a tour of Chicago's off-Loop theater. Michael Shannon, the former denizen of the Chicago fringe turned TV and movie...
  • Fear City to Eleventh Hour, a Halloween guide to haunted houses

    Fear City to Eleventh Hour, a Halloween guide to haunted houses
    Three quick tips about haunted houses to start off this guide to Halloween 2012: Tip No. 1: Haunted houses, the ticket-selling kind, versus the rumor-shrouded Victorian Gothic kind at the end of your street, are mostly slasher flicks come to life. You...
  • Review: La Sirena Clandestina

    Review: La Sirena Clandestina
    Review: La Sirena Clandestina 954 W. Fulton Market 312-226-5300 Rating: !!! ½ (Heating up) Don't recognize the name John Manion? It's not your fault—the chef's largely been out of the limelight since his former home, Mas, closed in 2008. He...
  • Heavy smoke from track fire drifts into West Loop high-rise

    Heavy smoke from track fire drifts into West Loop high-rise
    Heavy smoke from a track fire wafted into the ventilation system of a building near Union Station this morning in the West Loopbut there were no reports of injuries. Emergency crews were called to a high-rise in the 300 block of South Riverside Plaza...
  • City kicks in $29 million for West Loop office tower

    City kicks in $29 million for West Loop office tower
    The city will kick in $29 million toward a downtown high rise project on a prime piece of riverfront property, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday. The long-discussed River Point office tower in the West Loop will rise 45 stories, overlooking the...