Alisha Elenz became the executive chef at mfk. in Lakeview when she was 23 years old.Kelly Bauer/Block Club Chicago

Chicago’s Alisha Elenz In The Running For Rising Star Chef As James Beard Finalists Announced

Chicago restaurants and chefs have been nominated in nearly every category of the "Oscars of the food industry."

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Investigators Release Video Of Police Fatally Shooting Miguel Vega In Pilsen

Police say someone in Vega's group opened fire on officers, sparking a shootout with police. The slain man's family is skeptical of his involvement.

Midway, West Lawn Primary category in which blog post is published

CTA To Roll Out Dedicated Bus Lanes Along Chicago Avenue, 79th Street

One lane of travel in each direction will temporarily be converted to 24-hour bus lanes to reduce delays and crowding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

City Rolls Out Rules For Heating, Air Flow During Winter Patio Season As Restaurants And Bars Prepare For Cold Weather

Restaurants and bars have set up outdoor seating due to the coronavirus pandemic — but owners are concerned about how they'll keep doing that once the weather turns chilly.