Monthly Archives: December 2013
Ice fishing, on ice nearly universal now, is the story for this Midwest Fishing Report.
Like every year, 2013 was both the best and worst of times: We’re still celebrating the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup win with you, still mourning the loss of our dear friend Roger Ebert. There was the high of the second presidential inauguration of Chicagoan Barack Obama. There also was the low of continued gun violence on
Chicago’s last “pay what you want” on-demand ride service has made the switch to set prices. Lyft sent an email to Chicago customers Tuesday announcing the change, which is in line with payment structures used by competitors UberX and Sidecar. The message also mentioned Lyft’s plans to charge higher fares on New Year’s Eve, which
Home prices in the Chicago area increased 10.9 percent in October compared with a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday. Prices were down a slight 0.5 percent from September to October after prices rose 0.3 percent from August to September, according to a S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index report. Indexes for 10 large cities
The sun will come up tomorrow. Jamie Foxx isn’t giving his New Year’s forecast. He’s humming that tune. On the New York set of the big-screen “Annie,” Foxx stops singing and hoofing it for a moment to make a small proclamation. “Love Chicago. Love New York. Not a fan of winter,” he says with a
Local nightclub Hydrate will close Sunday for a renovation that including adding chandeliers from the former Ambassador West hotel, DNAInfo.com reports. “I think people will be able to say ‘Wow, they spent a lot of money on this’,” owner Mark Liberson said. Watch for Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St., to reopen in February.
The not-so-cold war between Chicago and Illinois is nothing new here. Chicago is often the focus of vitriol directed as us from the rest of the state – and the country, for that matter. Our politics and self important sense of entitlement a rallying cry Downstate. All of which sounds like so much whining to
A Montana-based craft brewer is suing the world’s largest beer-maker, alleging that popular YouTube videos for Bud Light violate its trademarked phrase, “Hold my beer and watch this.” Big Sky Brewing Co. sued Anheuser-Busch this month in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Mont. The company says it has used the slogan since at least 2004,
First, the bad news: Uber rides will come at “surge pricing” tonight during the New Year’s Eve revelry, Lyft now is charging “Prime Time Tips” and Metra is operating on its less-frequent Sunday/holiday schedule on New Year’s Day. Now here’s the good news: The “Penny Rides” program returns tonight to the CTA. That means bus
Freelance writer Selena Fragassi picks her “opener of the week”: Astronautalis BY SELENA FRAGASSI For Sun-Times Media Support the support acts! Opening bands are more than a commercial break—it’s your preview of the next big attraction, and we know you don’t want a bad case of FOMO. Get to know our pick of the week,