| Jun 27, 2014
Design Within Reach has taken its Eames chairs and Saarinen tables to a spacious new studio meant to make customers feel right at home.
The 17,000-square-foot shop along the North and Clybourn shopping corridor at 755 W. North Ave. had a soft opening...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Chicago Cubs TV broadcaster Jim Deshaies and his wife have paid $1.35 million for a two-bedroom, 2,212-square-foot condominium unit on the 40th floor of a River North tower.
Last year, Deshaies, 54, replaced Bob Brenly in the Cubs’ TV booth as the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Becoming fashion royalty is no easy feat, especially if you’re doing it from Chicago, where the industry lacks the prominence of New York or L.A. J. Byrnes is content not being No. 1, and the name of his streetwear company proves it. To him,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Celebrities like winners. And because the Bulls won six titles in the 1990s, celebrities really seemed to like the Bulls back then.
With former Bulls players getting together Wednesday at the Montgomery Club in River North for the Chicago Bulls...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy.
They’re still waiting.
On Wednesday, as the mayor touted what he...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Chicago chefs and restaurants continued their streak of a respectable showing at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. The annual awards gala, dubbed the “Oscars” of the American culinary scene, was held Monday in New York.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Shrimp toast: Here is one of those unexpected unions of two foods, which upon first bite elicits a "well, no duh." The Cantonese have been eating this dim sum/diner staple for decades. A more proper description might be shrimp French toast: minced...
| Mar 27, 2014
Jack Train, a managerial mastermind who ran one of Chicago's major architectural firms and had a hand in some of the most revered postwar buildings designed here, died Monday, March 17, at his home in Barrington.
Mr. Train was 91. The cause of death was...
| Apr 4, 2014
By any standard, writer Chloe Johnston is an arresting beauty. She has the kind of slender-necked and high-cheeked Holly Golightly appeal that would prompt you to sneak looks at her on the CTA. On a recent Wednesday at Schubas, Johnston was reading a...
| Mar 20, 2014
It has been a brutal three months for Chicago's restaurants. Beyond the Facebook Chiberia photos and scientifically illiterate global warming jokes lies the grim reality that the cold and snow of 2014 have kept Chicagoans in their homes and out of...