Torchio Pasta Bar opens May 16 in River North.Kevin Osterhout/Provided

River North’s Torchio Pasta Bar, Opening Next Week, Will Have Station Where Diners Can Watch Pasta Being Made

The new restaurant will focus on authentic Italian food made with seasonal ingredients.

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Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.