As soon as I read about Bill Daley’s call for a referendum on reducing the city council from 50 to 15 aldermen, I had three questions: Would it pass? Would […]
For the last several weeks, the 13 or so mayoral candidates have been promising to defend Chicago’s already overburdened taxpayers from future hikes in our forever-rising property taxes. And then […]
The two-drink minimum is a standard at old-school comedy clubs, a subtle reminder that making money is priority number one. A glance at the menu at the Rosemont Zanies makes […]
Thanks to the genre’s devoted Chicago fans, City Pop star Anri plays a rare midwestern show this weekend in Schaumburg.
The Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) says Live Nation or another conglomerate could still have sole control over music in the development.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Jay Ryan.
It’s the King’s birthday, so Viva Las Vegas, baby!
Ben Joravsky with the scoop on the political struggle to bring recycling to the city.
In the category of closing the gate after the horse has bolted from the pasture, Mayor Rahm fired Ed Burke as chair of the all-important council finance committee after the […]
A look at the Reader‘s top stories of 2018 as determined by number of pageviews in each month of the year—an admittedly dubious method that nonetheless does resurface some really […]
Social media editor Brianna Wellen tries to find the joy in her father’s favorite movie franchise.
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express is open through January 6.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Bill Connors.
Trust screenwriter Chris Columbus to find the darkness in holiday cheer.
Last week Carol’s Pub reopened under new ownership, reestablishing Uptown’s last surviving link to the era when the neighborhood was known as “Hillbilly Heaven.”