| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:06 AM
In honor of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis, who was fatally wounded in Chicago on December 29, 2011, Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower will be accepting donations on January 5th, 2012 from 6am-10:30pm to support his family.
Officer Lewis served...
| Sep 25, 2011
Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago area hotels.
A shimmering prism of glass standing in the heart of the Gold Coast, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offers guests a modern hotel with a distinctive European feel.
Walk into the lobby, and you'...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:26 PM
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is female. She has a mean smirk and pigtails. She weighs 100 pounds and stands roughly 5 feet tall. The Great Fire doesyoga and enjoys walks on the beach and lives in Ravenswood; when she's not training at the Actors...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:00 PM
This week, "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery releases his debut album, "Clear as Day."
As one would expect, the record's 12 songs feature his deep crooning voice paired with lyrics about new love and small town aspirations. Fans of the...
| Sep 18, 2012
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE!
Sept 19 thu Nov 11
Water Tower Place
| Sep 20, 2012
The mother of all TV sitcoms, "I Love Lucy" went on the air back in 1951 has pretty much never been off ever since.
Wednesday night in Chicago, a new show opened that attempts to recreate what it might have been like to be in the audience at a filming of...
| Oct 9, 2007
Professional obligations mean I now have seen the satirical, concert-style, boy-band musical "Altar Boyz" three times. I recommend no more than once, but I do recommend that once.
To spend too much time parsing the relative merits of the different...
| Oct 6, 2008
Hotel managers, ever the souls of discretion, are loath to reveal the names of celebrity guests. But from various sources, here's a sampling of who has stayed where:
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Pl.— Julia Roberts, Faith Hill,...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:13 PM
Just after noon, Mayor Richard J. Daley pulled a cord attached to 1,200 square feet of blue-green fabric, unwrapping a gift "to the people of Chicago" from an artist who had never visited--and had shown no previous interest in--the city. The artist was...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 8:29 AM
For a city that sits beside one of the world's largest sources of fresh water, Chicago's drinking water in its early years was scandalously bad. The water, drawn mainly from the Chicago River, which was also the city's sewer, at best tasted foul and at...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 7:47 PM
Mayor Richard M. Daley may be leaving office next spring, but his name won't be out of sight anytime soon.
Like politicians everywhere, Daley was never afraid of putting his name in prominent places.
From the Old Water Tower to U.S. Cellular Field, from...
| May 12, 2009
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OF 1871
Exhibition at the Historic Water Tower, 806 N. Michigan Avenue
April 3 - August 23, 2009
The City Gallery is open seven days a week, Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6:30 pm, and Sunday, 10 am - 5...