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Cheap Eats-Chicago Servers See Slow in Consumption

Cheap Eats-Chicago Servers See Slow in Consumption

Image by beautifulcataya via Flickr Despite signs that the Chicago economy is slowly pulling out of a recession, servers at restaurants in the city say their customers are spending money carefully: tipping less, ordering inexpensive meals and cutting back on liquor. Several servers from high-end Chicago restaurants said, even though their incomes have increased since […]

El Solazo: Authentic Mexican Cooking on the Southwest Side

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El Solazo: Authentic Mexican Cooking on the Southwest Side

Wedged in among other Mexican restaurants on a busy Southwest Side street, El Solazo stands out because, as one patron says, the food is just like “grandmother’s food — really good.” Owner Jose Barajas said his business has survived the recession because he knows what he has to do to be successful. “If you have […]

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Aggravated DUI dismissed by jury in Cook County Criminal Court

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Aggravated DUI dismissed by jury in Cook County Criminal Court

A 12-member jury found a 30-year-old Northwest side man not guilty Wednesday on charges of aggravated DUI, but found him guilty of driving without a license. The jury deliberated for about two hours at Cook County’s Criminal Court Building before announcing the verdict. Alfonso Figueroa was arrested on a DUI charge and driving without a […]

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