| Sep 22, 2011
| 10:01 PM
By the time Maxwell Gabriel allegedly crashed his taxi into a pedestrian, he had been stopped 22 times by police in the last 3 1/2 years.
According to the citations, Gabriel had sped at twice the posted limit, blown through stop signs and caused three...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The day after Lockport native CM Punk won the WWE Championship at the Allstate Arena in mid-July, there were photos on TMZ of Punk celebrating with the title on the streets of Chicago. Not long after that, Punk was appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live&...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 5:36 AM
Before Jenni “JWOWW” Farley appeared at K-Mart in Avondale Saturday afternoon to promote her JWOWW by Jenni Farley fragrance, the “Jersey Shore” star known for her mean right hook made a stop at Fuga Centro Salon on South...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:43 AM
What’s it like to be Patrick Kane? Apparently Versus was trying to find out when it had camera crews follow the 23-year-old Blackhawks star around Sunday and Monday for a documentary series.
Kane was spotted with the camera crew Sunday at The...
| Oct 10, 2011
Levy Restaurants Chief Executive Andy Lansing takes a simple approach to hiring. He looks, he says, "for nice" when trying to place talent at one of his company's 15 restaurants and 100-plus food-service venues, from Churchill Downs to Lambeau Field.
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The Bears' Jay Cutler and former fiancee Kristin Cavallari had drinks with friends at Public House Friday. The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews also hit the River North sports bar that night.
Bears coach Lovie Smith, the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Within walking distance of Lakeshore and Water Tower Place is a wooded beachfront area where you won't have to fight crowds, commuters or conventioneers, and most days you'll be able to revel in the quiet.
After all, it's not Chicago's Gold Coast. In the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Just in time for the New Year’s resolution season is “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down” – the new weight loss book from Jennifer Hudson.
In the book, which hits stores Tuesday, Hudson explains her...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Ask on youtube and you shall receive. That’s the lesson Jason Segel superfan and Wrigleyville resident Chelsea Gill learned after she posted a video of herself asking “The Muppets” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star out...
| Jan 23, 2012
The phone rings at the Bucktown headquarters of Marbles: The Brain Store, puncturing the tapping of keyboards and the whir of the heating system.
No one picks up, though,
until a woman with curly brown hair and hazel eyes, sitting at a desk in the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Rich Melman and his team at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises had a fun take on the food-court experience when they opened "foodlife" almost 20 years ago. Now they've got another twist on the concept dubbed "foodease", reports Crain's Eddie Baeb. Get it?...
| Jul 28, 2011
Memories of most shows fade over time. But a very select few seem to stay with you forever.
For me, one show on that short list is a production of "Korczak's Children," which I saw in 2003 at the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis.