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  • Part one: Zell's big gamble

    Part one: Zell's big gamble
    Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co. Slinging one-...
  • Ashkenazy, future owner of Harborplace, cuts bad investments loose

    Ashkenazy, future owner of Harborplace, cuts bad investments loose
    Baltimore's political and business leaders praised the New York-based real estate investment firm purchasing Harborplace as a potential savior for the Inner Harbor mall that has struggled to find the right mix of tenants to appeal to both tourists and...
  • What I did on my summer vacation, part two

     
    Retired in Elkridge is the second regular in the space of a couple of days to send me details of his trip at summer's end. (See also Hal Laurent's, posted yesterday.) I know some of you don't like me to......
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Nest taking over Mark Shale store on Mag Mile

    Nest taking over Mark Shale store on Mag Mile
    Chicago furniture boutique Nest will expand into a store eight times its current size when it takes over the former Mark Shale space in the 900 North Michigan Avenue Shops next month. The 14,500-square-foot space, which hasn’t housed a retailer...
  • Bears' Kyle Long interviews Kristin Cavallari for Michigan Avenue magazine

    Bears' Kyle Long interviews Kristin Cavallari for Michigan Avenue magazine
    When Kristin Cavallari talks about husband Jay Cutler, we listen – even if she is pretty much just repeating what she’s already said about the Bears star. Cavallari was interviewed by the Bears' Kyle Long on behalf of Michigan Avenue...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Thank you, Montgomery Ward

    Thank you, Montgomery Ward
    On a summer day, thousands flock to Chicago's beaches, cast a fishing line into its harbors and play softball in Grant Park, oblivious to their indebtedness to A. Montgomery Ward, who fought to keep developers' hands off the city's lakefront. Few...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    Chicago Sinfonietta: Music director Mei-Ann Chen previews the orchestra's 2014-15 season in its open-air debut in the western suburbs. 8 p.m. Saturday, Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton; $22-$24; 630-260-8162, cantigny.org or...
  • Feet sculpture likely to move from beach

     Feet sculpture likely to move from beach
     The 7-foot-tall sculpture of two feet at Oak Street Beach this week has legs. That is, it's expected to move to other locations around the city as long as the Art Institute of Chicago is hosting an exhibit inspired by Rene Magritte, the Belgian...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Water Tower Place mall announces same-day delivery

     Water Tower Place mall announces same-day delivery
    Water Tower Place on Wednesday joined the growing number of malls offering same-day delivery to shoppers buying from its retailers in-store or online — and, at $5, the speediest delivery option also is one of the cheapest. The Michigan Avenue mall...