| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
DNAinfo: Last North Side Blockbuster to Close Once Wicker Park's Blockbuster closes, the nearest Blockbuster will be in Elmwood Park. The growth of online streaming means that Redbox, though seeming to have the last laugh today, should hear the clock........
| 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......
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Rob Lach lovingly pats a hulking, pale-blue arcade cabinet with the Chicago flag painted on the side and a marquee that reads "Indie City Arcade."
"Yep, this thing's spent a lot of time in my garage," says Lach, 26, of Dunning.
A component broke less...
| Mar 21, 2013
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...
| Mar 25, 2013
Chicago Chop Shop, a combination butcher shop, restaurant and event space, is set to open in July in a 100-year-old Wicker Park warehouse.
Located at 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago Chop Shop's counter-service butcher shop will open at 9 a.m. to offer...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
There is no shortage of decent Mexican restaurants in the western suburbs, but far too many of them play down to their audiences, falling back on the standard Mexican and even Tex-Mex dishes that everybody prepares.
Today we look at two west suburban...
| Feb 28, 2013
Like Jiro with sushi, Sunny Yim dreams of ramen. Obsession might be too mild a term: Yim pores over the weather report, thinking how the next day's temperature and humidity will affect the amount of water he'll add to his noodle dough.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:49 AM
If Mr. Tom Skilling is on the money this time, Chicago is getting pounded with at least 10 inches of snow on Tuesday. So that means...
Chicago is FINALLY getting to unleash #SNOWBRAWL2013!
Join us, Do312 and Chicagoist tonight at 8 p.m. in Wicker Park...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Chicago once again played host to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield reunion Saturday, just like it did when the two former boxing rivals appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. But rather than reunite in front of a live studio audience, they smiled and...