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Mariano Park lease should go to highest year-round bidder

The Chicago Park District needs more money, and the lease for the little cafe in Mariano Park, the center of the Gold Coast's "Viagra Triangle," is up this fall.

Hula Pie

The signature dessert at Duke’s restaurant in Hawaii (and other locations) is the Hula Pie. This delicious frozen pie is the perfect dessert to share with friends on a warm, tropical afternoon. The base is a chocolate crumb pie crust, which is piled high with creamy macadamia nut ice cream and then topped with a...

Vinography Unboxed: Week of June 28, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's tasting...Show More Summary

As Greece stands on the brink, the consequences are more than economic

Tucked in a tough corner of Europe, Athens has been battling foreign invasions at least as long as records can tell the tale. So as this deeply divided nation prepares for a Sunday vote about whether to swallow more painful austerity from Europe, the consequences of the outcome run far beyond whether...

Letter From the Editor: JBS USA Decides to Walk the Transparency Talk

Back from my trip to south Georgia, there was a pile of Greeley Tribunes to catch up with. Usually that doesn’t take long, but to my surprise, JBS USA, which is headquartered on the west edge of our city and which owns the historic Greeley beef plant, is doing some straight talking with our local... Continue Reading

Man shot outside downtown fireworks display among 3 wounded Saturday night

A man was shot downtown Saturday night near where thousands of people had gathered to watch the fireworks display from Navy Pier.

Brand vs. Terroir in Wine

This week gave anyone interested in wine the opportunity to observe an almost perfect dichotomy of what we think of as "value" in the industry. This morning, UNESCO announced that the 1,247 climats (individual named vineyard sites) of...Show More Summary

Kris Bryant in Hall of Fame company with second grand slam

With his second grand slam of the season in the second inning of Saturday night's 7-2 victory over the Marlins Kris Bryant became the first Cubs rookie to hit two since Billy Williams in 1961.

Billy Joel weds girlfriend during July 4 party at NY estate

Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

White Sox starting to catch a few breaks, and make their own

The White Sox won their fourth game in a row Saturday, but there was a catch.

Explosive device injures 6 teens at California house party

Authorities said six teenagers were injured after someone tossed an explosive device into a backyard party in the Northern California city of Manteca.

Americans focus on another shot at elusive World Cup crown

There is more at stake than mere global soccer supremacy when the U.S. and Japan meet in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.

New visa rule to benefit South Asian immigrants

Suhas Khamgaonkar has worked around the world - in her native India as a flight attendant, in Taiwan as a copywriter and in Australia as a banker.

From Cards Against Humanity, a game incubator emerges

"This game is going to ruin your life," "Cards Against Humanity" co-founder Max Temkin warned as he introduced "Threes," "a tiny puzzle that grows on you," and its co-creator Greg Wohlwend, who at that moment was designing another game on his iMac.

Grilled Guac-Turkey Burgers on Tortilla ‘Buns’

I’ve made something similar to these a while back but today I was inspired by 2 things. My Assignment from the California Avocado Commission was simply: BBQ/grilling recipes. As a self proclaimed grill whore, I was excited to say the least. Tasting the most amazing guac I’ve ever had at FitBloggin‘ made by my friend Brandi. Show More Summary

Grapefruit Breakfast in a Glass

The last week has been an absolute blur. I left Tuesday for Denver to host the 6th annual FitBloggin‘ conference. It was a little bittersweet as I passed the torch to another organization to take over planning and logistics from nowShow More Summary

Juvenile detained in shooting death of Milwaukee boy over Facebook fight

Milwaukee police say they've taken a juvenile male into custody as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in a dispute that started with a fight over a girl on Facebook.

Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong

History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done, and why. Their resulting mythology went national...

Children burned during domestic incident: police

Two children and two adults were burned Friday during a domestic dispute where a person threw "an unknown substance" on them, police said.

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