And as I sat on the train this past August, having visited my mother's apartment near the Homan-Kedzie stop, 6 years after I completed my bachelor's and under my belt the accomplishment of providing a safe neighborhood for my daughter, I felt sad.
In true starving artist fashion, I polled 20 artists on their late night dives, juicy joints, hidden gems, cheap eats and all-around favorite hole-in-the-walls in the city. Take note. There are some great finds here!
While foodies are always looking for new restaurants and art lovers flock to the latest exhibits, bar flies explore the U.S. from coast to coast in search of the best bars in the country. Here are three of the coolest bars that we've found so far.
It's nice to know what to expect when you're set to club into the night. We're not implying you should have a detailed schedule, but the last thing you want to do is head out raring for some bumping house on the dance floor and find a DJ spinning '80s pop.
As some Chicago venues face accusations of being adverse to blacks, are these isolated incidents not uncommon to a large metropolitan area? Or does Chicago really have a race problem? A quartet of young African-American women aim to revamp the nightlife scene.