| Dec 30, 2011
Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago.
But what may seem like a big...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:30 AM
It’s hard to predict what we can expect from Chicago’s celebrity scene in 2012. There could be another blockbuster movie coming our way (like “Man of Steel” in 2011) or one passing us over (“The Dark Knight Rises”). And...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 8:38 AM
ReStore - BYRN - Toy Box Connection - Half Acre Beer Company - National Hellenic Museum
Monday, January 2
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
4100 Fox Valley Center
Tuesday, January 3
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Two people were struck by a hit-and-run driver after a fight outside a River North neighborhood bar early Sunday morning, police said.
Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one in critical condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets.
Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:06 PM
With battle lines forming over a planned three-tower development at the historic but underutilized Wolf Point site along the Chicago River, Ald. Brendan Reilly announced Tuesday that he has told the project's developers to present their plans at a May...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Many restaurants claim to be Farm-to-Table, but two Chicago chefs recently took this connection
a step further, by bringing their farm to your table.
Chef Didier Durand of Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen has long been a supporter of local farming, filling...
| Oct 31, 2012
When a bar opens downtown, there’s really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists?
On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel’s sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Steve Downes leads a double life.
He has killed. Oh, yes. He has crushed and blown stuff up (and been blown up).
You could even say he has conquered worlds. By day he is Steve Downes, classic rock DJ, the soothing sandpaper voice of the highly-rated...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Six of the city's top dance companies came together to perform for the annual "Dance for Life" benefit at the Auditorium Theatre Aug. 18. The evening began with a reception at the Hilton Chicago where more than 2,500 supporters turned out for a night to...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The cast of “Shameless” — including Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Harry Hamlin, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Zach McGowan — partied Thursday at The Underground while in town filming the third season of the Showtime dramedy....