| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:19 AM
For the fourth time, Montgomery Ward was entangled in a lawsuit over the destiny of the lakefront. For the fourth--and, as it turned out, the last--time, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Ward's position. Grant Park must remain clear of buildings, the...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:47 AM
Just before the Michigan Avenue bridge was dedicated on this date, a bridgetender began to open a portion of the span for a passing boat, unaware that four cars were parked on the bridge.
Police officers fired their pistols to get the worker's...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:56 AM
Tribune Tower is the product of the most famous architecture competition of the 20th Century. On this date, the 75th anniversary of the Tribune, co-publishers Robert R. McCormick and Joseph Patterson announced a design contest for the newspaper's new...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 10:34 AM
After being a vagabond in its own city for more than a decade, the Chicago Public Library on this date settled into a permanent home, a 10-story, classically styled building that cost $144 million and was billed, in true Chicago fashion, as the largest...
| Jan 21, 2008
If the aims of the Lookingglass Theatre were purely fiscal or populist, there would no reason to ever close "Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale." Just steps from Magnificent Mile shopping, Chicago now has a live, 75-minute, all-human circus...
| Jan 23, 2008
| 2:56 PM
230 W. Kinzie St.; 312-329-9400.
Reviewed on April 5
Though the name means "sweet and sour," there's scarcely a distasteful note to be found in this remarkable restaurant, run by husband-wife team Mohammad Islam (chef) and Malika Ameen...
| Oct 26, 2006
With its main courses ranging from $36 to $50, NoMI is an expensive restaurant. Not Vegas expensive or New York expensive or even Grand Chef's Tasting with Matching Wines expensive, but a pricey night out regardless.
But NoMI, the showpiece dining room...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:57 PM
It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it.
This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:39 PM
If nothing else, Marilyn had legs.
The crowds began posing beneath the 26-foot-tall Marilyn Monroe's billowing skirt from the moment that Seward Johnson's Forever Marilyn sculpture arrived in Pioneer Court in July, and they were doing so with just as...
| Apr 29, 2009
| 3:11 PM
Generally, the better located a hotel in Chicago, the more expensive it is, with hotels along North Michigan Avenue's leading the luxury pack. But there are a growing number of budget chain hotels off that avenue, and others close to Museum Campus (that...
| Aug 1, 2012
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| May 11, 2009
| 10:46 PM
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