‘I’m Undeniable’: Whitney McMorris Is One Of Chicago’s Few Black Women Leading A Kitchen
Whitney McMorris has sharpened her skills in Chicago for nearly 12 years and is ready to take on a new challenge of curating fine dining menus at the Magnificent Mile’s glitzy French brasserie, Venteux.
Bill Conway, Former Cook County State’s Attorney Candidate, Launches Bid For Alderman Of A New Downtown Ward
The new 34th Ward will includes parts of Downtown and the West Loop. The territory was shifted under the new ward map, and current Ald. Carrie Austin plans to retire, so there is no incumbent for the City Council seat in 2023.
Sexual Predator Groping Women Downtown Speeds Away On His E-Skateboard, Escapes Neighbor Chasing Him Through Sunda
Multiple women say they have been attacked by a man on a one-wheel motorized skateboard who approached them from behind and groped them. It's "traumatizing," one victim said.
Chicago Inks $422 Million Deal To Start Shifting City Buildings, Operations To Clean Energy By 2025
The city will partially power the airports, Harold Washington Library, the Jardine Water Purification Plant and other buildings with solar energy from a new Downstate plant.
River North Neighbors’ Group Raising Money After COVID-19 Set It Back Financially
The River North Residents Association is raising $100,000 to sustain its work after it pivoted to a new festival format that didn't attract as many attendees as organizers hoped.
Damen Green Line ‘L’ Station Work To Begin This Month 5 Years After Project Announced
The new station at Lake Street and Damen Avenue is meant to fill a 1-1/2 mile gap between existing Green Line stations and will serve people traveling to the United Center.
MAD Social Closes West Loop Restaurant After Six Years
Gina Stefani, who opened the restaurant in 2016, said the decision to close was based on post-pandemic staffing issues and inflation.
New West Loop Fest Coming To Madison Street Next Month
The first Madison Row Fest will bring music, art, games and neighborhood bingo to Madison Street in September.
Lollapalooza 2022 Ends With Fewer Arrests, Hospitalizations Than In Past Years, Officials Say
Fifteen people were arrested at the popular four-day music festival, which brought 400,000 people to Grant Park.
Lollapalooza Security Guard Faked Mass Shooting Threat To Leave Work Early, Prosecutors Say
The security guard was charged with making a false terrorist threat for allegedly circulating two fake messages, one of which said "Mass shooting at 4 pm location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets."
Pink Taco Laid Off Staff After Pledging Jobs At Parent Company’s New River North Restaurant, Employees Say
Three former workers said they were told they'd be paid while the restaurant was being renovated. Instead, they all lost their jobs.
Chicago NASCAR Race Will Take Over Most Of Grant Park For Two Weeks, Report Says
A report reveals next year's NASCAR race will include a two-week takeover of Grant Park, though Park District officials say they will make sure public access is "minimally impacted."
Pedicab Crackdown Would Limit Rides At Navy Pier, But Drivers Say It Would Be ‘Devastating’ For Business
If approved, pedicabs would not be allowed to operate 6 p.m.-9 a.m. at the tourist hot spot.
As Lollapalooza Opens, Activists Threaten Federal Lawsuit Over Chicago’s Youth Curfew
The curfew unfairly targets Black and Brown youth and keeps them from Downtown while white residents and visitors get a pass for events like Lolla, organizers said.
Randolph Street Market Is Back With Vintage Art, Jewelry, Decor And More This Weekend
The world-class market returns with 175 vendors from across North America. The market runs Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s What A Soldier Field Dome Could Look Like Under Mayor Lightfoot’s Latest Proposal To Keep Bears In Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled three proposals to overhaul Soldier Field, including converting it into a dome.
River North Group Wants Bally’s Casino To Scrap Riverfront Music Venue For A Public Park
Bally's officials said they'd consider the group's push for a park as negotiations continue. "I like to go to concerts but not across the street from my house,” one River North leader said.
Cops Can Use Drag Racing Videos To Impound Cars Under New Crackdown Ordinance
The ordinance, introduced by Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly, also allows officers to impound cars without the owner present and boosts fines for people caught racing or drifting.
Here’s What Bally’s Temporary Casino At Medinah Temple Could Look Like
Medinah Temple, a landmark, won't see changes to its exterior if it hosts the temporary casino — but its three-story interior will be renovated, officials said.
NASCAR Races Are Coming To Chicago’s Streets Next Year — Here’s The Course
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the excitement around NASCAR races in Chicago is "off the charts." But one Downtown alderman isn't on board as the City Council is poised to crack down on drag racing and drifting throughout Chicago.