| May 2, 2013
| 11:41 AM
They say that when one door closes, another opens. So it seems is the case with the area's restaurants.
Mia Carolina, which opened in 2005 in the space formerly occupied by Mezzanotte — once home to Fratelli's — closed its doors on March 31....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The flowers left in condolence are a kind but painful reminder that De'ontae Smith is gone, as is the funeral program his mother carries around to remember the boy stabbed to death downtown just hours after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade....
| Nov 22, 2012
This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes.
Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't.
Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:51 AM
You don't spend nearly a decade in Chicago pursuing a career in improv comedy without working a couple of jobs to sustain yourself — just ask David Koechner.
The actor and comedian best known as Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films...
| Jan 7, 2014
Worth the trip: Brisket at Smoque BBQ
3800 N. Pulaski Road 773-545-7427
You could say that Smoque, an Irving Park barbecue restaurant that's one of Chicago's best, all started with a very large Texan.
Ten years or so before Smoque was even a dream...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting: Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. is taking over the space at 150 S. Michigan Ave., across from Art Institute of Chicago that, until recently, housed Chicago's last Bennigan's restaurant. Walgreen is leasing 14,000...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:11 PM
For nearly a decade, East Colonial Drive near Orlando Fashion Square mall area seemed to be the place where restaurants and shops went to die — but a rebound appears underway.
A Wawa gas station/convenience store and a GFS food-service shop soon...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:48 PM
At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district.
According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
| Sep 9, 2010
John Kluge, a billionaire entrepreneur and pioneer in independent television-station ownership whose Metromedia Inc. stations formed the basis for News Corp.'s Fox network, has died. He was 95.
Kluge died Tuesday at his home in Albemarle County, Va.,...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 8:22 PM
Monique Yeager is the director of corporate affairs and marketing at Maitland-based Sonny's Franchise Co., the parent company of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants. Yeager spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Sandra Pedicini.
CFB: Tell me a little...
| Mar 24, 2011
Last August, Gordon "Big Daddy" Biffle arrived in Las Vegas with no expectations, a man who a year prior was working in East Chicago carrying 50-pound pieces of sheetrock in steel-toed boots. Now, actor Michael Clarke Duncan and reality TV personality...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Those frogs have got to go. You know which ones I'm talking about, Glendale. Situated at the entrance of the Marketplace on Brand, the trio, now sporting a faded green facade, cower behind their tree branches, indiscriminately spitting water at you when...