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Last week NBC announced it is renewing its Wednesday night drama "Chicago Fire" for a second season. The cast and crew are still in town but not for long; they're scheduled to wrap the Season 1 finale on Saturday. They'll be back in mid-July to begin work...
At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
She was the best there was. Period. The gold standard, though that flattered gold. Her writing cut through architecture babble with pungent put-downs. The twin towers of the World Trade Center--"the daintiest big buildings in the world." The bloated...
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The bankruptcy and closing of several hundred Circuit City stores in late 2008 dealt a serious blow to the nation's already weak retail scene. The Great Recession had forced the extinction of several chains in the Lehigh Valley, including Tweeter and...
City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGMidnight Shift is known as a Lehigh Valley blues band, but this third record firmly establishes it as an Americana/roots band, as it powerfully takes on rock and roll, country and swing as well as blues. A large share of the mix goes to rockers....
LakeviewFrom the Chicago News Cooperative, a cool feature on a Lakeview retirement home resident who's still not retired from taking pics of the people who make up Chicago....
WrigleyvilleFollowing the Bulls' providing additional evidence that they fully lack the ability to close a game (I'm talking to you and your back-to-back missed shot attempts in the 4th, Mr. MVP D. Rose), I took a stroll through my beloved Wrigleyville. The best...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 5:52 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley is upping the ante as he bets against his Philadelphia counterpart on the outcome of the Stanley Cup finals.Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, however, is not. Win or lose, Nutter has......
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up. And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
Close friends say Zenon Santiago Hernandez was a prodigious worker, handling two full-time jobs often seven days a week. He sent as much of his pay as he could to his family in his native Mexico. Nearly three months ago, while serving hot dogs, pork...
"Gypsies, pickpockets and even a man walking around with a chicken on his head. This was an edgy neighborhood back then. It was not for everybody," said Bill Lavicka, rehabber and preservationist. He was reminiscing about the old days on Maxwell Street,...
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