| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:43 PM
As they say across the pond, "The King is dead! Long live the King!"
Such is the case for the former Elysian Chicago, a five-diamond hotel recently ranked No. 1 in the country by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Hilton bought the Gold Coast hotel late...
| Jul 15, 2011
With the Palomar, the latest addition to its Chicago line, Kimpton eschews the chic boutique concept for more luxury than one would expect. Rooms are larger (they start at 325 square feet) and come outfitted in a palette of gold and cranberry with blue...
| May 29, 2011
Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago-area hotels.
In just five years, The James Chicago has established itself as one of Chicago's most popular hotels, blending stylish luxury with notes of whimsy. Look no further than David Burke's Primehouse,...
| Aug 6, 2011
No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...
| Aug 6, 2011
Steps away from the Magnificent Mile sits the Affinia Chicago, but that's not the most attractive trait of this boutique hotel. What's impressive is that the Affinia has all the hot-button amenities you would look for in a downtown hotel — a rooftop...
| Nov 8, 2011
Pace hopes by spring to have twice as many riders commuting on express buses that use the newly widened shoulders of the Stevenson Expressway to maneuver around traffic jams.
Gov. Pat Quinn, transportation officials and legislators hailed the start of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:27 PM
In scores of consumer complaints, Heart Check America clients have accused the company of using pressure sales tactics inappropriate for a health care firm as it markets long-term medical imaging contracts costing thousands of dollars.
The Tinley Park-...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:41 PM
Although it's known for its beautiful horse farms and as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington, Ky., has gained a new distinction — as the most sedentary city in the United States.
Along with Indianapolis and Jackson, Miss., it ranked among...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:21 PM
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY LAUNCHES IN CHICAGO Families can help researchers by providing information that is expected to improve the health and development of children for generations to come
CHICAGO --- Why are so many babies born prematurely? Why do so...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:34 PM
Federal environmental regulators on Wednesday declared that Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood violates tough new limits on brain-damaging lead in the air, part of a crackdown on polluters in the predominantly Latino, low-income enclave.
After monitoring lead...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:25 AM
| Jun 22, 2011
Wendy Schwartz, 35, survived ovarian cancer, but three years into a clean bill of health, she is almost out of money, underemployed and wishing she had known sooner about the legal rights that might have eased her struggle.
In hindsight, the former...