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  • Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial

    Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial
    Coming to North Michigan Avenue later this week: Fifty custom-made pairs of ballpark seats — a public art project and fundraiser celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100-year anniversary. The 100 seats will depict a “special moment in time&...
  • George Ryan home after spending just hours at halfway house

    George Ryan home after spending just hours at halfway house
    Former Gov. George Ryan spent just hours at a halfway house on Chicago’s West Side this morning before he was released and sent to his Kankakee home, where he will be on home confinement until he completes his 6 ½-year sentence. Ryan will not...
  • House sends Quinn social media mob action bill

    House sends Quinn social media mob action bill
    People who use social media and other means of electronic communication to organize mob attacks could face tougher penalties under legislation House lawmakers sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday. Sponsoring Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, said the...
  • Lollapalooza reopens after heavy storm puts on show

    Lollapalooza reopens after heavy storm puts on show
    Thunder was the music and lightning the light show for a time this afternoon, causing evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park while a powerful storm front tore through the Chicago area. About 2 1/2 hours later the festival reopened, and the...
  • Manhunt widens for escaped bank robbers

    Manhunt widens for escaped bank robbers
    Two fugitive bank robbers who slid down the side of a high-rise federal jail on a rope constructed from bedsheets made their getaway by hopping a cab a few blocks away, authorities disclosed as they continued the manhunt for the elusive convicts....
  • Glass and glitz are the new traditions in Streeterville

    Glass and glitz are the new traditions in Streeterville
    Glass is in. Concrete and brick are out. Modern is in. Traditional is out. Those are the guiding lights of Chicago's leading architects who are competing — informally — to design unique skyscrapers for a glitzy new neighborhood. Their entries in what...
  • High-speed high-rises stagger Streeterville

    Streeterville residents are not a naive bunch. They moved into their condos and apartments knowing they would share their turf with hordes of tourists bound for Michigan Avenue or Navy Pier or Millennium Park. And they knew that the patchwork of...
  • Scent of a splurge: The right perfume is worth it

    Scent of a splurge: The right perfume is worth it
    In the grand scheme of fashion and beauty, I consider perfume to be one of my biggest indulgences. For the average person, an up-to-date closet, good grooming practices and if you're of the female variety, a basic makeup routine, are significant beyond...
  • Getting serious about stripes

    Getting serious about stripes
    It was specially requested that I tackle in a column the challenges of wearing stripes. My friends ask for particular topics all the time, but frankly I was a bit surprised by this one. As an eager stripe wearer (too eager, some would argue) the only...
  • How to rock printed pants this season

    True confessions: I've been avoiding the printed pants column. Despite my affinity for all things stylish, there are those rare occasions when I'm not on board with high fashion. Sometimes I see a look on an awards show red carpet that all my favorite...
  • Small discounts make a difference too

    Small discounts make a difference too
    Any savvy shopper knows that making an amazing purchase almost always involves an amazing sale. The finds you rave about most often are the ones where someone says, "Great shoes!" And you respond, "They were 75 percent off! Can you believe it?!" But...
  • 'Eastland: A New Musical': Lives lost on the Eastland, and what they meant

    'Eastland: A New Musical': Lives lost on the Eastland, and what they meant
    Even some lifelong Chicagoans haven't heard of the Eastland disaster. On July 24, 1915, more than 2,500 passengers had boarded the S.S. Eastland on the Chicago River, bound for a company picnic in Michigan City, Ind., organized by the Western Electric...