| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The Columbia Orchestra celebrates great music at every concert, but its upcoming program also offers another cause for celebration. Music director Jason Love observes his 15th anniversary leading the group with a program called "The Maestro's Anniversary"...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:26 PM
It was Monday, after work, and Deborah Robertson had chased her sister, Nellie, out onto the front porch of the house in Edmondson Village that they share.
"She smokes and I don't, so she has to go outside," said Robertson.
But soon enough, her sister...
| Dec 3, 2013
It didn't take long for a rendition of "Jingle Bells" to break out as an Orland Township senior citizens group made its annual holiday trip to downtown Chicago.
Forty seniors from Orland Park, Homer Glen, Tinley Park and surrounding towns joined the...
| Nov 13, 2013
It used to be the tallest building in America. It used to be the tallest in the world. It used to be the Sears Tower.
Now Chicago's Willis Tower is second, um, banana to New York's not-yet-completed One World Trade Center, which was declared tallest...
| Nov 12, 2013
A key parcel on the south end of Chicago's Magnificent Mile appears headed for redevelopment in an ambitious project that would include a high-end hotel, condominiums, offices and stores between North Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
| Nov 11, 2013
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker returned to Chicago for her first official visit last week, during which I interviewed her at a World Business Chicago event. Pritzker, a billionaire member of one of Chicago's wealthiest families, has a business...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:47 PM
It’s no secret that the holidays revolve around food. And since food is served on plates – your table settings serve a huge role this time of year. But there’s no need to be overwhelmed by all your choices.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:41 PM
If Freddie Christiano ever calls it quits as an architect, he may have a career in pro uniform design.
The Chicago native was chosen as the winner of the Chicago Fire’s #cf97ThirdKit design contest, which called on fans to design a uniform for the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Turns out, the waiting is not the hardest part.
Some Chicago Card users said they finally received their Ventra cards in the mail but had difficulty activating and then registering their cards online because they never received Ventra emails telling them...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
One of Chicago’s main tourist attractions is the setting of a major terror attack in the latest installment to the popular "Splinter Cell" video game series.
Luckily for the citizens of this faux, digital Chicago, badass undercover operative Sam...
| Sep 16, 2013
A summer billboard campaign promoting hotel stays in west suburban Willowbrook expired this month.
On Sept. 10, a billboard advertisement on Interstate 55 near Cass Avenue with the words "Refresh and recharge in Willowbrook, A Chicago stay without the...