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A group of Chicago residents and preservationists are working to win federal approval to turn the entire Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side into a national park. If approved by Congress or proclaimed a national monument by the president,...
Tags: Human Interest, Mark Kirk, Passenger Cars, Politics, Travel
Given chef Curtis Duffy's curriculum vitae — his work at Alinea, the two Michelin stars awarded to Avenues restaurant on Duffy's watch — there really wasn't any question whether Grace, Duffy's first solo effort, would be good. Just how good....
Tags: Michelin Group, Wines, Coconut, Alinea, Chicago Restaurants
Bears general manager Phil Emery and new head coach Marc Trestman celebrate birthdays just a day apart from one another. That's one of the nifty — dare we say synergetic? — connections between the two men. Sadly, they weren't born in late...
The Bears have been running up a down escalator on offense for so long, they apparently can't help but feel they're on the verge of reaching the top. Maybe that explains the delusion of adequacy that prevented them from seriously upgrading the offensive...
Smooth and crunchy, sweet and salty, rich and acidic. Great dishes are all about juxtaposing opposing elements and achieving balance, and Baume & Brix, which opened two months ago in River North, revels in this balancing act, extending to the restaurant...
Tags: Mushrooms, Dining and Drinking, Coconut, Potatoes, Restaurants
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
Change of SubjectPart of an occasional series Commenter ID: Edge of the 14th Ward Gender: Male Age: 32 Occupation: Nonprofit communications, currently on behalf of a child welfare agency that specializes in foster care adoption. Family info: Married for three years to.......
I've read about how important it is to be agile in today's workplace. So I tried typing that first sentence with my toes while balancing on one arm atop a cubicle wall. I fell twice and sprained my ankle. Fortunately, that's not the kind of agile that...
Tags: Rex Huppke, Employees, Career and Workplace, Arthritis
At one point of a dinner at Elizabeth restaurant, I was served a dark and rich maitake-mushroom tea (really a clarified broth) while a pure-white device on the table played Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit." Which made me think that chef/owner Iliana...
The franchise of Walter Payton, Gale Sayers and Red Grange could become the attack of Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen and maybe even Harvey Unga on Sunday at Detroit. Unga is on the practice squad and Bell has already been signed off the street and moved...
Meet the McKeevers. Last week, Lester and Nancy McKeever moved out of the penthouse apartment where they've lived for nearly 40 years. If you only knew that the McKeevers are one of Chicago's longtime power couples, then maybe that would be enough...
You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun. Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
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