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'Top Chef' Finalist Brings Korean Bar Food To Evanston

Evanston, IL Patch | Jennifer Fisher | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago

A Top Chef finalist will be cooking Korean bar foods like pork belly pancakes and bi bim bop at Evanston’s new pop-up restaurant this August. Be...

3 Hospitalized After Water Tower Falls Off Century-Old Building

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Andy Ambrosius | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

A water-retention tower collapsed in Lake View around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday sending multiple people to the hospital. The tower fell from the rear of...

Boystown's OUT Hotel Unanimously Rejected By Community Group

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Andy Ambrosius | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

The Belmont Harbor Neighbors board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night not to support the proposed OUT Chicago Urban Resort in Boystown. N...

Pride Parade 2013: Everything You Need To Know

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's annual Pride Parade is back this Sunday, bringing the thumping music, glamorous outfits and over-the-top floats to the North Side. Kickin...

Abandoned Baby Goats Avoid Coyote Fate, Find New Home

Joliet, IL Patch | Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Two baby goats, just one week and three weeks old and abandoned behind a construction site, have found a new home at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm. Mana...

PHOTOS: Target Reveals Designs For New Lakeview Store

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

Representatives with Lake View’s new City Target introduced their vision to neighbors Tuesday, showing design ideas and parking plans for new buildi...

Gay Marriage Supporters, Opponents Face Off In Suburban Rally

Downers Grove, IL Patch | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago

Hundreds of opponents of same-sex marriage gathered Saturday morning outside State Rep. Ron Sandack's Downers Grove office, where they also faced off ...

Pro-LGBT Group Counter-Protesting Anti-Gay Marriage Demonstration

Downers Grove, IL Patch | Posted 05.04.2013 | Chicago

A civil rights group is planning to counter-protest a rally against same-sex marriage Saturday outside State Rep. Ron Sandack's office in Downers Grov...

Killed State Trooper Was A 'Second Father'

Palos, IL Patch | Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

Matthew Sauter decided not to wear a tie to his brother James’ funeral on Tuesday. While speaking in front of family, friends and hundreds of law...

PHOTOS: Peek Inside Abandoned Lathrop Homes

North Center-Roscoe Village (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

Lathrop Homes are slated for a major renovation, but with the new feedback-based designs delayed, take a peek at what the public housing currently loo...

Adults With Disabilities Opening New Café

Lincoln Square (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

For more than 20 years, people with intellectual disabilities have been creating delicious meals and treats at Gateway to Learning on Lincoln Avenue. ...

Lincoln Park Movie House Getting Facelift, Booze

Lakeview (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 03.18.2013 | Chicago

Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema is getting ready to let moviegoers sit back, relax and enjoy the show—with a full meal, cocktails and more. Th...

Boystown May Ditch Halloween Parade For Block Party

Lakeview (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

The Northalsted Halloween Parade in Boystown may have just seen its last year as organizers toy with the idea of cancelling the parade for a new idea:...

Pride Festivities To Be Split Between 2 Weekends

Lakeview (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 02.07.2013 | Chicago

Organizers behind the annual Chicago Pridefest celebration on North Halsted Street say they plan to split up the festivities, holding the street festi...

Man Losing Battle Cancer Staging Benefit Concert

Lincoln Square (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 02.06.2013 | Chicago

Four days after a clean scan, Dan Stock had multiple, softball-sized tumors in his lower body. He began an aggressive radiation treatment, spending...

Northwestern Plans 5 Football Games At Wrigley

Lakeview (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Northwestern University Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday a multi-year event and reciprocal marketing partnership featuring Wildcats...

New Hotel Chateau Owners To Vacate, 'Completely Gut' Building

Lakeview (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

Although officials still did not announce the new owners of Hotel Chateau on Tuesday, their lawyers did share plans to completely gut and rehab the fa...

Construction Begins At Boystown LGBT Senior Home

Lake View (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago

Construction crews began piecing together metal scaffolding around the former police station in Lake View Monday in preparation to construct one of th...

Shelter Dog Offers Grieving Family 'Pet Therapy'

Homewood-Flossmoor, IL Patch | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

Tragedy struck the household of Flossmoor resident Vicki Burke in late October when her 40-year-old husband, Steve, died unexpectedly. The sudden p...

Couple Dedicated To Feeding The Hungry For The Holidays

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Posted 12.08.2012 | Chicago

Stepping into Big Pappa’s Gyros in Oak Lawn is like stepping into a little bit of Christmas, with delectable smells in the background. The Christ...

Restaurant Giving Away 10,000 Twinkies Wednesday

Orland Park, IL Patch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Creativity has been part of Baby’s Steak and Lemonade’s whole approach since it first opened six years ago. Owners Hani and MJ Sughayer needed ...

PHOTOS: Boystown Santa Speedo Run Nets $7K For Charity

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

About 200 runners wearing only barely-there briefs ran through the heart of Chicago's Boystown district on Saturday as part of the city's second annua...

Community Reacts To Rejected Nativity Scene

Arlington Heights, IL Patch | Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago

As residents and visitors walked through North School Park this weekend, many focused on what was included in the holiday display rather than what was...

5-Story South Side Condo Building Gutted By Fire

Beverly-Mt. Greenwood (Chicago), IL Patch | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago

No injuries have been reported in a fire that left the interior of a 32-unit Morgan Park condo building partially collapsed. The fire broke out ar...

Judge: Jenna Jameson Owes Naperville Theater Big Time

Naperville, IL Patch | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

A DuPage County judge ordered adult film star Jenna Jameson to pay $92,000 for not showing up at two heavily promoted events last year at a Naperville...