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River North

River North
The Near North Chicago neighborhood has 25,000 new residents occupying 10,000 new housing units built since 2000. Along with them have come offices, hotels, eateries, clubs, art galleries and shops. The central location makes whatever isn't there an easy walk or cab ride away. Read more about River North, Chicago
The Near North Chicago neighborhood has 25,000 new residents occupying 10,000 new housing units built since 2000. Along with them have come offices, hotels, eateries, clubs, art galleries and shops. The central location makes whatever isn't there an easy walk or cab ride away. Read more about River North, Chicago « Show less

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  • Prosecutors: Detective was 'reckless' in fatal off-duty shooting

    Prosecutors: Detective was 'reckless' in fatal off-duty shooting
    For the first time in more than 15 years, a Chicago police officer was criminally charged Monday in a fatal, off-duty shooting because Cook County prosecutors said he acted recklessly, opening fire over his left shoulder from inside his car into an...
  • River North's eclectic program has ups and downs

     River North's eclectic program has ups and downs
    With his spot-on musicality and straight-up embrace of emotion, Frank Chaves has set a strong course for River North Dance Chicago, now in its 24th year. Nowhere is that clearer than in "Eva," a piece that debuted in Chicago at the Auditorium last...
  • Thodos collaborates with Studio Gang

     An upcoming work by Thodos Dance Chicago will be a collaboration between a leading artist of the dance world and a leading artist of the architecture world. Troupe founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos will work with Jeanne Gang, she of Studio...
  • 'Smokefall' writer knows his surrealism

    'Smokefall' writer knows his surrealism
    Over lunch in Chicago's River North neighborhood the other day, the playwright Noah Haidle, a restless spirit, was chortling at a menu item at Restaurant Beatrix. "Enlightened Caesar," he said. "That's really obnoxious." From there, Haidle, who is a...
  • Gallery owner who sold fake art gets 6 months prison, 6 months home confinement

    Gallery owner who sold fake art gets 6 months prison, 6 months home confinement
    After separating from her husband nearly two decades ago, art lover Cathy Quainton found the glitzy auctions at Chicago's Kass/Meridian Gallery to be intoxicating. The tony River North gallery hosted wine and cheese parties at which buyers socialized as...
  • Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11

    Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11
    There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
  • Zesty Italians

    Zesty Italians
    Splashy restaurant debuts attract a lot of attention, no surprise there. But today we take a look at two quiet newcomers, low-key neighborhood Italians with impeccable culinary credentials: J. Rocco, which opened in mid-May in River North, and Tre Soldi,...
  • Summer Eating List

    Summer Eating  List
    Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year. So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
  • Center helps give Jewish couples a genetic peace of mind

    Center helps give Jewish couples a genetic peace of mind
    For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July. Jeremy, 34, an entrepreneur, and Ellie, 29, a community relations...
  • Patricia Yeo's big leap

    Patricia Yeo's big leap
    Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
  • Richard Babcock writes what he knows

    Richard Babcock writes what he knows
    It is no coincidence that the lead character—the insecure, ambitious, lonely, befuddled, athletic, smart and searching John Lincoln—of Richard Babcock’s fine new novel “Are You Happy Now?” is an editor with a small Chicago...
  • Interview: The Band Perry living and breathing its music

    Interview: The Band Perry living and breathing its music
    Before reuniting for dinner at their parents’ home during a recent break from touring, the three siblings that make up The Band Perry — known best for their quadruple-platinum hit “If I Die Young” — and their parents —...