The Pepperberry Tonic at Kumiko. Sammy Faze Photography

West Loop Restaurant Rundown: Japanese-Inspired Cocktail Bar Kumiko Opens And Stephanie Izard Preps Rooftop Cabra

Plus: A new wine bar taking shape and Salero takes a final bow.

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Next Stop, Outer Space: Jefferson Park Blue Line Stop Has Some Surreal New Signs

The $25 million renovation of the Jefferson Park Blue Line stop now includes some surreal bus shelters.

Chicagoans Rattled After Getting ‘Extreme Alert’ Text From City, But It Was Only A Test

An "extreme alert" test sent out by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications scared some residents into believing it was the real thing.