| Jan 31, 2013
The Thigh High: Is there an alcohol more notorious than Malort, the bitter wormwood liquor made popular by Chicago's Carl Jeppson Co., its sole U.S. producer? Violet Hour's beverage director, Robby Haynes, doesn't think so.
So when he started toying with...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:04 PM
You know what to expect when you’re expecting. But, oh baby, nothing can prepare you to shop for all the furniture, gear and supplies.
Good news: Local baby and kids shops are here to help. Across the city and suburbs there are great places to...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Bowling trophies that have collected dust from decades past litter the interior of Mont Clare Shoe Repair (7181 W. Grand Ave.), a family-owned business tucked away in the city's far Northwest Side Mont Clare community. The business is celebrating its 75th...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Police say they have arrested a suspect in a series of salon robberies across the Chicago area in recent weeks.
The man was taken into custody Monday and was being questioned at the Skokie Police Department, authorities said. He is suspected in four...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The man accused of holding up hair salons in Chicago and the suburbs used a BB gun, picked places where there would be no male workers, and told police the robberies paid for his crack cocaine habit, authorities say.
Jason Logsdon, 41, also used his...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A sampling of how it works for a rock 'n' roll band in middle age:
The bass player and drummer drive in for rehearsal from the suburbs where one of them is an interfaith counselor and the other, for a time, operated a fresh-bread franchise.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Review: Sumi Robata Bar
702 N. Wells St. 312-988-7864
Rating: 3 (out of 4) Off to a good start
Ten years ago, all eyes were on chef Gene Kato when he and his business partners opened a massive, opulent riverfront restaurant on the edge of River North....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A bank in the Wicker Park neighborhood was robbed this afternoon, police said.
About 4 p.m. a man who looked about 30 years old handed the teller a note demanding cash in the 1400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer...
| Jun 5, 2013
Karma is a bitch -- the baddest bitch, I'd say.
We've all fantasized about a universal day of reckoning for the people of Chicago who insist on interrupting our daily goings-on with their "Are you kidding me?" behaviors. One South Side alderman...
| May 28, 2013
A few brief moments after the doors opened for the first time at Headquarters Beercade’s new pinball expansion, Michael Messaros strolled over to a brightly colored “Tales From the Crypt” game. He was quickly absorbed by the process of...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:56 AM
I don’t know about you, but when I think of a cardio-intensive workout some standard images come to mind.
There’s the overzealous businessman cruising on the treadmill, the first-time gymgoer aimlessly climbing the Stairmaster and the soccer...
| Jun 2, 2013
In the beginning, Jason Methner was the impatient one.
After meeting Molly Lipsitz at a mutual friend's birthday party in Wicker Park, Methner, 27 at the time and in a master's program at Northwestern University, was eager to accelerate the...