| Jul 12, 2013
You’ve heard of BYOB. What about BYOD?
Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago.
The city previously required a separate...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
This weekend Toyota will be hosting its free Drive Center event at Wicker Park Fest, in the eponymous Northwest Side neighborhood.
Participants will be able to test drive a few of Toyota’s models such as the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, RAV4,...
| Aug 9, 2013
If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said.
A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds From Mary Schmich’s column today, “Whole foods plan intrigues a wary Englewood” Both [Edward] Jones and [Charles] McGill — like others I talked to in the neighborhood — are warily optimistic about the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A 25-year-old North Side man was badly beaten with a two-by-four and robbed Sunday afternoon in Wicker Park, police said.
The man was seated on the grass about 1:30 p.m. at Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., when a man attacked him with a two-by four...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:06 PM
A blown transformer Tuesday morning forced about 600 students to be evacuated from a Bronzeville school and to be bused to a nearby high school as temperatures rose to near record-highs on the second day of school, officials said.
As of 10 p.m. Tuesday,...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Adapted from the Sunday print column Mary Hoffmann was out of my league. Star gymnast. One of the cutest girls in the ninth grade. Rumored to date upperclassmen. I thought of her immediately when I was invited to be one......
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:47 AM
It’s summertime, and the living is easy, even for the most hectic breed of professionals: chefs. We caught up with some of Chicago’s top foodies as they prepare to host Korean BBQs or serve gazpacho at home, and asked where they stock up on...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Ah, the Fourth of July. There are barbecues and fireworks, picnics and pool parties, and sparklers galore. Then, there are the requisite red, white, and blue outfits—which are, it turns out, not all created equal. (Not to be unconstitutional.)
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Think back to the last time you wore a plastic lei—on spring break or a cruise ship, perhaps? Chances are, you also were drinking a frozen pink daiquiri with enough sugar to make you twitch. The daiquiri, which historically was a three-ingredient...