| Aug 6, 2013
Mike Ditka is getting into the sausage game. The former Chicago Bears coach and restaurateur has partnered with Vienna Beef to launch Ditka Sausages.
The varieties of 1/3-pound sausages include Ditka Hot Beef Polish Sausage (hickory-smooked beef sausage...
| Nov 3, 2013
One night in Chicago, a young man turns on a television set — which is unusual, since he isn't much of a TV watcher, preferring books instead — and finds himself transfixed by the host of a local restaurant review program. She's a well-known...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:43 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — Join Little Traverse Bay Humane Society for the 13th annual Howl at the Moon 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Harbor Springs Airport.
Kick-off begins at 6 p.m. with a variety of refreshments served by local restaurants,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Even after retiring to Florida, Ervin and Margaret Franczak stayed in regular contact with their longtime priest back in Milwaukee.
Especially after Ervin died in 2001, the Rev. James Dokos looked after Margaret, visiting her on occasion and sending...
| Oct 25, 2013
From the blue porch ceiling to the missing 13th floor, home can be a superstitious place.
When builder George Dakis has a spec home to sell, one thing is always certain: There'll be yellow flowers outside. For years, Dakis, president of Lake Forest-...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Dennis Joseph isn’t the guy he appears to be.
The West Rogers Park native works a 9-to-5 job for a marketing company. Five o’clock stubble crowds his smile. His shirt is starched, pressed and clean.
He’s your average Joe.
| Oct 20, 2013
The way James Vest initially envisioned it, he would propose to Kat Carolan while she sky-dived over Chicago, like this:
"Her chute would gently part the clouds and there would be nothing but our green world below, and somewhere directly below, would be...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Three juvenile girls were in court today accused of robbing and punching two 14-year-old girls on Oak Street off Michigan Avenue Tuesday evening in the Gold Coast neighborhood, authorities said.
The victims, both of Chicago, were not injured but had...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Fall and winter mean wind, snow, and (sorry to remind you) sleet. In other words, sleek hairdos better run for cover – we’ve got the scoop on fall and winter hair styles. Here, local hair experts weigh in on products to stock up on as the...