| 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 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For more than four weeks, a 5-foot fire hydrant stood in 12-year-old Bela Quintas' living room in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood.
Bela, a self-taught artist, transformed what was once a white fiberglass hydrant into an eye-catching representation...
| Aug 7, 2013
Science reporter Abby Olena was writing about researchers hunting microplastics in Lake Michigan. The Tribune photo desk separately sought to photograph a flotilla of tall ships inbound for Chicago.
As it happened, a group of collaborating scientists...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Few sights are as mesmerizing as a flock of starlings in fall — those great clouds of birds that rise up into the sky, swarming and shifting as if they're tangled up in gusty winds. Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence for the Field Museum, captures...