| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It's no secret that single men think differently than single women when it comes to finding the home of their dreams. And based on the vibe and amenities at some Chicago condos and apartments, developers seem to be reading their minds.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
If you plan on attending this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, know that you can't bring in outside food, and there will be no in-out privileges. Which means you're stuck with the food options inside the festival. It's not all bad....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Second City, the famed Chicago comedy theater, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the former AMC movie theater inside the Piper's Alley complex at 230 W. North Ave. Second City plans to fill the new space with “student-centered facilities,&...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up.
Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...
| Jun 10, 2014
Olin Neill Emmons, an investment banker who was active in conservation causes, helped take Waste Management public in 1971 and sat on the company's board for 20 years.
Mr. Emmons, 97, died Saturday, May 3, at the Brighton Gardens extended care...
| Jun 14, 2014
Two years ago, Chicagoans confronted the threatened horrors of "NATOmageddon," a day that was supposed to live in traffic infamy:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit was in town, and fretful officials announced a raft of street closings and...
| Jun 16, 2014
After focusing its growth on North America for its first half-century, Crate and Barrel is aggressively expanding abroad, looking for new opportunities in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
CEO Sascha Bopp has moved the brand into eight new countries, with...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"Renovation is the opposite of preservation," said the late Chicago businessman Mark Mamolen in a September interview at his Old Town home, a fantastical amalgam of intricately hand-wrought woodwork, bas-relief friezes, painted frescoes, tile mosaics...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese.
"There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books.
One such event is taking place at AW YEAH Comics, the comic shop owned by...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Authorities have charged a theft suspect who remained in critical condition this morning after a police officer used a Taser as he resisted arrest early Wednesday.
Dominique Franklin, who is believed to be in his 20s, was charged with two counts of...