Another year, another controversy strikes the Logan Square Farmers Market: there's a proposal to move the market from its current location, much to the surprise of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, who runs the market.... more
Two men were seriously injured in a shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood this evening, authorities said. more
From partly undoing cuts for branch library hours to extending the school day seven – not seven and a half – hours, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has scaled back major policy changes in response to public criticism. Thus far, this is not the case with the city’s plan to... more
* House Speaker Michael Madigan’s 70th birthday is today. What are your thoughts on this occasion? more
Mental health proponents are not backing down, and they say word that patients have been turned away from the services they need only add fuel to their fire. more
West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more
On June 8, 2011, 66-year-old William McCann was walking along Kedzie Avenue in Logan Square when he was hit by a vehicle the FBI said was driven by Saul Chavez. more
Someone shot two men early Thursday in the Logan Square neighborhood. more
Today marks five years since we lost Kurt Vonnegut.
A few years back the Lonely Planet named the stretch of Historic Route 66 through Illinois from Chicago to St. Louis as number eight on a list of "Top 10 scenic drives" in the United States. Which got us thinking about how... more
CIMMfest's attractions include Bobby Bare Jr., Kids These Days, and more than 40 film programs by Luca Cimarusti The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, better known as CIMMfest, is back for its fourth year, bringing more than 40 film programs to venues in Wicker Park... more
* Yes, I swore on my life that yesterday’s post was the last roast story ever. But this isn’t a roast story. It’s just a caption contest featuring a pic of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Rep. Jack Franks at my roast… Winner gets something. I haven’t decided yet what... more
A coalition of 16 parent groups Monday demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go over the real research on a 7½-hour school day, and not the “misinformation” they charged district officials with spreading. more
For several months, the greatest resistance to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 71/2-hour school day came from parents in middle-class and upper-middle-class communities who say their kids don't need the extra class time.
Alberto Gonzalez's restaurants, the 90 Miles Cuban Cafe, pay homage to the Cuba he was forced to leave and travel to Key West for freedom and safety. more