| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:26 PM
An "extreme" vacation often is in the eye of the vacationer. A week in Paris might be an extreme vacation to some people. A grand tour of the paper clip distribution warehouses of central Ohio would be extreme to someone else.
But other "extremes" cannot...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 8:19AM
University Park Community Center preschool DELAYED until 10am. Facility is open regular hours.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Community Music Center has CANCELLED all preschool music classes for today. ...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America.
All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
| Sep 27, 2012
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes.
These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
| Feb 9, 2012
There are Valentine's Days. And then, there are Valentine's Days.
You know the difference. Sometimes the stakes are higher, the pressure greater, the need to make a statement crucial.
You want a restaurant that reflects that importance, and if that...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Harford Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Forshaye Dashawn Williams, 18, of the 100 block of Holloway Lane, was charged Saturday with fourth-degree burglary and making a false statement to a police officer.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Someone once told me the best thing about being a journalist was that I got a first-row seat to history. What I didn't know then — and what I'm only beginning to understand now — is how one defines “history.”
For example, last...
| Dec 6, 2012
"The Book of Mormon" opens next week in the Bank of America Theatre, drawing a couple of thousand people each day (except Monday) to the Loop.
Quite a few of them will arrive hungry. Add in the multitudes with tickets for other Loop theater performances,...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Seddef Everest had been looking forward to touring Baltimore this weekend with her boyfriend, Dan McDole, who was visiting from Queens.
But Hurricane Irene struck, shutting down the water taxi and making other destinations seem uninviting to the fourth-...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Thirty-One downtown Evanston restaurants offered roughly 1,800 new and returning Northwestern students free samples of their fare this past Sunday. The yearly event, called "Big …...