April 24, 2014 |
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April 23, 2014 |
Holy tater tots, the wait is over. After the brutal winter cold delayed concrete pouring for their drive-in, the Sonic in Uptown will hold its grand opening May 6. Tressa Feher, Ald. James Cappelman's chief of staff in the 46th ward, said Wednesday that a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 6 at the 1016 W. Wilson Ave. location. Previously, the office said "late March" would be the target for the grand opening...
April 16, 2014 |
If you like to make special trips to the farmers market to buy produce, meat and more from small local farms, you'll have another option this fall. Local Foods--a year-old Chicago company that supplies goods from local farms to restaurants such as Trenchermen and Nana--has announced plans for a multi-use facility in Bucktown that will include a retail market open to the public. "Until now, there have been few channels for small-scale, family farms to sell products in Chicagoland beyond farmers markets," said Local Foods partner...
April 8, 2014 |
Keisha Allen knows that the challenges of being a homeless transgender woman in Chicago are steep. On top of navigating a burdened homeless-services system to find food and shelter each day, she and many women have also faced prejudice, ignorance and harassment from the people who run the agencies and shelters as well as those who inhabit them. "My experience at the shelters here in Chicago is almost, I want to use the word dangerous, for a trans woman of color," Allen said. Earlier this year, Allen was placed in the men's section...
April 3, 2014 |
Cubs fans heading north on the Red Line Friday will be able to access Wrigley Field via the Addison stop as the Cubs open their 2014 season at home, the CTA said late Thursday. The CTA is allowing northbound trains to stop at the Addison stop from 10:50 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The CTA had previously said northbound trains could not stop there during that time so the agency could perform maintenance work. The CTA said a clerical error lead to an alert about this service change. Work was never originally scheduled for...
April 3, 2014 |
Before Punch House and Dusek's opened in Pilsen last year, Thalia Hall was just a building - a beautiful, historic, dusty building in need of a lot of TLC. Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, who both have experience running music venues Empty Bottle and Evanston's Space, respectively, saw a diamond in the rough. "Looking at the space, it's not hard to figure out why it's such an engaging property," Finkelman said last October, shortly...