Click to enlarge Don’t you hate it when this happens? You hear great things about a new place, but you know it takes time for restaurants to get up to speed, to solve problems in the kitchen and at the front of the house. So you wait a bit to give it time to take …

Click to enlarge Courtesy of the Cross family Calvin Cross was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer in 2011. His family is still seeking justice. Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated assault and battery this afternoon, nearly four years after shooting Laquan McDonald, 17, and …

Click to enlarge Courtesy of the middle The Mid in happier times Fulton Market nightclub, the Mid, will close its doors for good in February 2019. Nightlife entrepreneurs Lucas King and Nick Karounos opened the club in 2010, and according to a press release, they are closing it due to the rapid development of the …

Monday, October 1, 2018 Music / Photography Lala Lala’s sold-out record show, in photos Posted Through Luca Cimarusti on 01/10/2018 at 4:26 PM Click to enlarge On Friday night, Chicago indie rock band Lala Lala created by singer Lillie West performed Empty Bottle to celebrate the release of their debut album Hardly Art, Lamb. Photographer …

I firmly imagine that it’s the accountability of the relationship platform (on this case, Grindr) to carry accountability and coordinate with the police to entice pedophiles. In the case of apps which can be primarily geared toward queer individuals, a few of my LGBTQ + buddies argue that sectarian governments and police officers in some …

Click to enlarge I know I wasn’t the only one who was shocked when I learned of Mac Miller’s death on Twitter yesterday. My timeline was inundated with “RIP” and “I can’t believe it”. With most of my peers, I’ve been listening to Mac Miller since he released “KIDS” in 2010. We were there for …

Click to enlarge Santiago Covarrubias / Sun-Times Twentieth Alderman Willie Cochran Alderman Willie Cochran said he was joking when he referred to the “gangsters” of the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus earlier this month. But looking back, maybe he was serious after all. At least in reference to himself. At a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday, his …

Click to enlarge Don’t miss the annual Chicago Memorial Day Parade on 05/28. There are plenty of shows, movies, and concerts taking place this weekend, including Memorial Day. Here are some of our recommendations: Fri 05/25: THE legend of rap DJ Quik found new inspiration in their old playground in Compton last year Rosecrans, a …

Nearly 40 light shows made by artisans in Sichuan, China were installed by the lake this week as part of the “Dragon Lights” festival. Zigong City, where the artisans who made the lanterns come from, is “China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making,” organizers said. The lights will be installed until Sunday. The …

Wishbone founder Joel Nickson confirmed on Thursday that he is moving his southern cooking icon, a pioneer in the West Loop / Fulton Market District restaurant scene, after 26 years in Washington and Morgan. The reason? Higher rent. “We have a location half a mile to the east but yes, a lot of work and …