| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
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.
| Nov 10, 2012
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...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 4:22 PM
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......
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.
Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs, games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
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.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:12 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park.
That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...