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A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
A Wicker Park neighborhood bank was help up at gunpoint this afternoon. The robber was wearing a construction outfit and a safety vest when he entered the North Community Bank branch, 1555 N. Damen Ave., and made a verbal demand for money, according...
RedEyeThough the telltale blooms of spring aren't sprouting up along sidewalks and stoops quite yet, they're all over the shelves this season. After a solid showing last spring and fall on the designer runways, florals have blown up big-time in mainstream...
APRIL 29 UPDATE: Benjamin Schiller is leaving Boka Restaurant Group to become beverage director for The Fifty/50 Group, taking responsibility for the cocktail menus at seasonal rooftop venue Homestead (reopening in late May, pictured) and in-the-works...
The first major street fest of the summer--scheduled for May 31-June 2 along Division Street in Wicker Park--usually doesn't disappoint with its music lineup on two stages, and this year doesn't look to be any exception. Do-Division Street Fest...
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
Popular Wrigleyville pizzeria Dimo’s is preparing to open a second larger—and boozier—location on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown this spring. The second Dimo’s Pizza will be located inside a new building at 1615 N....
The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
Tags: Rentals, Substance Abuse, Rogers Park, Literature, Maya Angelou
RedEyeCould it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
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. One...
If you're planning to attend a holiday arts and crafts show sometime in the next few weeks — say, for instance, the massive, annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse in Noble Square, which wraps up Sunday —...
Tags: Philosophy, Fashion Shows, Entertainment Events, Artists, Theft
RedEyeLong before he gained fame on "Saturday Night Live," Fred Armisen spent many years in Chicago. He returned this week to be part of Second City's 24-hour Letters to Santa event which benefits families in need from Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House. "It'...
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