| Oct 27, 2013
The federal government's botched launch of HealthCare.gov this month would be comparable to New Coke, still a go-to benchmark for making a bad first impression with Americans 28 years after landing with a thud. But only if disdain for the beverage stemmed...
| Oct 27, 2013
John Rogers Jr. Richard Driehaus. Ralph Wanger.
If you do business in Chicago, their names should be familiar. People have entrusted each of them with billions of dollars. They even might have managed your money without your ever knowing it. (If one...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:32 AM
It will be a grand weekend for drama. The highlights:
"The Walking Dead," which continues to grow as a ratings sensation, delivers its third episode this season at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. The installment is called "Isolation." AMC offers this preview: "As...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As Matt Bomer's legions of fans -- 89,391 had signed a petition asking for him to star in "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- are protesting the news that Irish actor Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey, it brings up some interesting questions about gay...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
1. Trevor Burkins, 26
Communications coordinator, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group
Previously an NBC page, with stints at "SNL" and assignments at NBC News and NBC Entertainment, Burkins got his start with Oprah Winfrey, pitching segment ideas;...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Do you care where Mark Wahlberg, in town to film "Transformers 4," ate the other night? Or at what local restaurant members of the Cleveland Indians, here to play the White Sox over the weekend, wolfed down their steaks?
You must, because for decades...
| Sep 13, 2013
2075 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2522
This neighborhood bistro pleases all kinds of palates, thanks to chef Jason Paskewitz's brand of American cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean flavor.
52 W. Elm St. 312-573-4000
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:00 PM
It seems that Lance Armstrong, stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has now returned his Olympic bronze medal.
The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed in a statement that it had received the medal from the disgraced cyclist. Armstrong let his...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:28 PM
Wella Hartig, the mother of Aaron and Hayley Peirsol, smiles when she talks about the three spots she'll speak at within six days.
The Newport Beach YMCA, Newport Harbor High and Woollett Aquatic Center are meaningful sites to her, a chance for her to...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
After Dr. Melissa Johnson gave a program on girls and cliques for the La Cañada Unified School District last year, I invited her to speak to the La Cañada Thursday Club.
Even though I am a past president of the Thursday Club, doing a swan song as the...
| Oct 20, 2013
Within a few months in 2001, Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky's net worth had soared from zero to $70 million and then plummeted back to zero again.
"People were knocking on my door late at night with subpoenas and lawsuits," Lefkofsky said. "I found myself...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Her TV show was so popular in London and in her native Jamaica in the 1990s that she's been dubbed "the Oprah of the Caribbean."
But morning-show host Diana Wright says the most meaningful chapter of her life closed recently when she self-published a...