Articles By Bob Chiarito

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Will New Portillo’s Hurt Local Hot Dog Stands? Owners Wonder, Worry, Wait

Portillo's is coming to 3357 W. Addison St. in Avondale this year, but neighborhood hot dog joints hope their loyal customers stick with them.

Bridgeport, Chinatown Primary category in which blog post is published

Lee Lumber, Chicago’s Largest Lumberyard, To Close Next Week After 66 Years

Lee Baumgarten founded the company after World War II. His sons are now ready to retire.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Liz Phair Talks Wicker Park, ‘Guyville’ Years And How She Might Cry During Material Issue Reunion

Ahead of back-to-back shows at The Metro this weekend, Liz Phair reflects on how the 90's Chicago music scene shaped her.

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

Sabatino’s, A Northwest Side Staple For 40 Years, To Close In December

The owners of the beloved Italian-American restaurant cited age and a desire to retire for the decision that saddened their fans and staff.

Bridgeport, Chinatown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chinatown Hotel Plan Would Bring 168 Rooms For Tourists To Neighborhood

The proposal is to add four stories atop an existing building at 2353 S. Wentworth Avenue.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Fischman Public House Set To Open Near Six Corners At Long Last (Here’s A Sneak Peek)

The former Fischman's Liquors is now Fischman Public House, complete with a new location next to the Portage Theater.