(from left) Owner/operator Chris Huizar, executive chef Matt Skolarus and general manager Nick Barone teamed up to open Merchant.Provided

Italian Fried Rice Balls, Chorizo Ravioli On The Menu At Merchant, Opening Saturday In Logan Square

The owners said they're hoping to create a "Cheers"-like atmosphere, where both the conversations and the drinks are flowing each night.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Sears Signs At Shuttered Six Corners Store Removed Wednesday Night

Plans for a mixed-use development with retail and residential components at the former Sears still haven't been filed with the city.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

The Lunch Bus Shows There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch For Children In Need

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is providing free healthy lunches to kids and teens all over the city this summer.

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Al’s Italian Beef In Wicker Park Shutters

Late Wednesday, the phone was disconnected and the neon lights in the window were dark. A spokesman for the chain confirmed the closure.