| Dec 16, 2013
Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing program took in up to $2.5 million during its first five months, a figure driven by tourists and others who bought daily passes and racked up the majority of overtime fees, according to a trove of preliminary customer...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:24 PM
It was so hot the petals of the plastic flower someone left on the spot where Ramon Rodriguez fell had melted on the playground at the end of South Lehigh Street. The petals had been scattered on the spot, and by Wednesday afternoon they appeared as red...
| Oct 1, 2009
There's no law that says a Greek restaurant must take up residence on the six-block stretch of Halsted Street known as Greektown, but one could be forgiven for thinking so.So, when a brash newcomer like Taxim sets up shop on the Wicker Park/Bucktown...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Not everyone is upset with the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh these days. The Bears’ Amobi Okoye joined Suh -- who was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for stomping on an opposing player -- during his night out in...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:37 PM
There's a transformation taking place this fall that is obvious from the former National Brewery in Brewers Hill. On a terrace just below the iconic Mr. Boh sign, I observed a construction army at work along Conkling and Dean streets. Over the summer,...
| May 10, 2012
No restaurant better exemplifies the changing face of the Taylor Street neighborhood than 3-month-old Urban Union.
Taylor Street, the city's de facto Little Italy (no disrespect meant toward the Heart of Italy enclave at 24th and Oakley), has been a...
| Jun 21, 2012
Summer's here, and the time is right for eating in the street. Or near the street. Or in a bottle-service cabana high above the street.
Chicagoans love outdoor-dining season, all the more so because of its short duration. There are precious few days in...
| Sep 20, 2012
Trotting out familiar flavors in unexpected guises is almost de rigueur among serious young chefs these days, but few can match the wit and imagination on display at Trenchermen, a not-quite-3-month-old restaurant in Wicker Park.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Lady Gaga has ordered fried chicken at Table Fifty-Two and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s during past visits to Chicago, but the “Born This Way” singer opted for vegetarian-friendly restaurants during last week’s stay in the...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Jun 24, 2013
An almost half-billion-dollar reconstruction plan aimed at untangling the Circle Interchange in Chicago, one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the U.S., is being modified again to lessen the adverse impacts on nearby West Loop residents, Greektown...