Category: Chicago

  • Wilde Restaurant in Lakeview, Chicago

    For a restaurant named after Oscar Wilde, the decor didn’t seem witty nor elegant. I think it is inspired by Irish pub design – lots of dark oak wood paneling. Very dark. Very cozy. Very loud. The interior seems very out of place compared to the restaurants in the neighborhood which have a more minimalist […]

  • Chicago Police Department Steeped in Blood

    Videotapes of angry officers savagely beating civilians and charges that a murder plot was hatched within an elite special operations unit have Chicago’s troubled police department reeling again. The biggest shock came Wednesday when federal prosecutors charged special operations officer Jerome Finnigan with planning the murder of another member of the unit to keep him […]

  • Chicago Priest Gave Church Money to Married Louisville Male Stripper

    I love it when a story spans my hometown area and my current bilocation: Sorvillo — who pleaded guilty Friday to stealing nearly $200,000 from St. Margaret Mary parish on the North Side — gave cars, plane tickets and thousands of dollars in cash to James Sosnicki, a married Louisville man who stripped frequently at […]

  • Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2007 (Pics)

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  • Post Parade Report Out

    The parade was fun. It actually seemed to start on time this year, though there were several long gaps where nothing was coming down the street causing the crowds to gradually enroach from the sidewalk to the street. Several dozen pics on Ron’s camera that is at his place so I’ll try to get those […]

  • Tree Pollen: High, Grass: Very High

    This sucks.

  • Chicago's Looptopia Withered Into the Night

    Chicagoist reports on the all-night city event Chicago had last week and some strange planning: Billed as the first all-night event of its kind in America, how on earth did the organizers not plan for an all-night event? How do you advertise that the North Garden of the Art Institute and Millenium Park will be […]

  • Sun-Times: 14 out of 14 Red Snappers Were Fake

    And might have just been tilapia: The newspaper had DNA tests done on sushi described as red snapper or “Japanese red snapper” bought from 14 restaurants in the city and suburbs. Not a single one was really red snapper. In most cases, the red-tinged flesh draped across the small mound of rice was tilapia — […]

  • 27 Children Killed Each Year in Chicago Schools = 1 VTech Massacre Every Year

    Trib: So far this school year, at least 27 Chicago Public Schools students have been killed. That’s one young life every 10 days. District officials do not keep an official tally, but they know 20 students have been shot to death, matching the highest total since they began tracking it nine years ago. The Tribune […]

  • Dick Durbin Knew Iraq Intel Was Faulty And Didn't Say Anything

    Well this sucks on so many levels: The second highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, Majority whip Richard Durbin of Illinois, has admitted that he knew in 2003 that the American public was being misled into the Iraq war but remained silent. Durbin said last week “I was angry about it. [But] frankly, I couldn’t […]