| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook.
"Don was very...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Gate 1 Travel's Classic Guatemala tour is priced from $779 per person double occupancy, including round-trip air from Miami. The...
| Jul 24, 2014
Between world-class bars and a bounty of breweries, Chicago has become a craft beer destination. Here are five essential Chicago beers that will acquaint a visitor with a city that loves its brew.
Agree or disagree? Tell us your favorite Chicago...
| Jul 26, 2014
The Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists' tolls will help pay for it.
Under a partnership agreement the agencies finalized last week, the Tollway...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified...
| Jul 27, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on a park, street, building,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:56 PM
In the service of entertainment, the Goodman Theatre has hosted fog machines and movie stars, Tony winners and disco balls. But this summer, the venerable institution will present two notable new attractions: Rick Bayless and an aroma diffuser.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:23 AM
While consumers might like to complain about airfares, federal data released Tuesday show prices have barely budged during the past year and are down nearly 18 percent since 1995 when adjusted for inflation.
The average domestic roundtrip fare in the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:19 AM
Cathay Pacific Airways will add three new weekly direct flights between Chicago O’Hare airport and Hong Kong, with service starting Saturday.
That brings the total number of flights from Chicago for the Hong Kong-based airline to 10 per week....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:05 PM
The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare International Airport by installing more noise monitors in Chicago and several suburbs, officials are expected...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:16 AM
One, two, Freddy’s, um, coming to take a photo with you.
Actor Robert Englund – who played my generation’s boogeyman in eight “A Nightmare on Elm Street” films and the rarely talked about TV series – will be appearing...