| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Severe thunderstorms that included high winds, hail and torrential rains that downed trees and halted trains passed over the Chicago area over night as rain continues on Saturday.
Scattered and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue in the area...
| Aug 23, 2013
The inventory of homes for sale has increased in the past month or so, but the pickings can still be slim, and that means making compromises.
The key is to really think through how the space of a home will be used, and then move forward with renovations...
| Aug 21, 2013
When Big Star's assistant manager Laurent Lebec first tried Fernet Branca, an Italian amaro, he wasn't a fan.
"I was on tour with [the band] Pelican and toured shows in Italy. Fans would bring bottles of Fernet backstage—at the time I found it kind...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:06 PM
A blown transformer Tuesday morning forced about 600 students to be evacuated from a Bronzeville school and to be bused to a nearby high school as temperatures rose to near record-highs on the second day of school, officials said.
As of 10 p.m. Tuesday,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A 25-year-old North Side man was badly beaten with a two-by-four and robbed Sunday afternoon in Wicker Park, police said.
The man was seated on the grass about 1:30 p.m. at Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., when a man attacked him with a two-by four...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| Jul 10, 2013
Double Door, the 19-year-old Wicker Park live music mainstay, would like its forthcoming basement speakeasy to become your neighborhood bar.
"Double Door has been so performance-driven," co-owner Sean Mulroney said. "As soon as the band’s last...
| Aug 9, 2013
If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
| Jul 11, 2013
Hot on the heels of River North's Gallery Bar opening, Chicago will soon welcome another art-inspired bar. Opening July 26 in the former Paradise Cantina space at 2015 W. Division St., Fame Bar aims to showcase local and national artists alongside a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
This weekend Toyota will be hosting its free Drive Center event at Wicker Park Fest, in the eponymous Northwest Side neighborhood.
Participants will be able to test drive a few of Toyota’s models such as the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, RAV4,...
| Jul 25, 2013
Coffee is mandatory for many to start their day feeling human, but two new coffee shops—plus one more opening soon—are offering much more than just the basic cup. From a West Town cafe with a dog-friendly patio in the works to a Roscoe Village...