| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool?
"Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The developers behind "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" often hear the same familiar line from Xbox owners who've downloaded and played the online tank combat game.
"They say, 'OK, this demo is great, but when is it actually coming out?' And we're...
| Jul 17, 2014
Commercial real estate developer Sterling Bay Cos. on Wednesday announced a joint venture with J.P. Morgan Asset Management to co-develop projects in Chicago's West Loop.
Over the past two years, the Chicago firm has acquired more than two dozen...
| Jul 18, 2014
A plan to guide development in the booming Fulton Market area of the West Loop won final approval from the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday, giving the city its first official "innovation district."
The Fulton Market Innovation District plan...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Your last-minute chance to pick up an artsy gift for dad, The Threadless Headquarters is hosting the Threadless Art Market on Saturday, which, in addition to discounted Threadless gear, showcases work from Chicago arists. Eriewood Collective will be on-...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:21 PM
More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters.
Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
The Hong Kong-based parent company of the luxury Langham hotel in Chicago is looking to build a second hotel here after losing a bid to buy Oprah's studios in the West Loop and construct one there, Langham Hospitality Group CEO Bob Warman said in an...
| 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 20, 2014
| 5:18 AM
FBI agents have a reputation as hard-boiled, tough-as-nails crime fighters. But employees in the agency's Chicago office recently stepped out of character to give a seriously ill 6-year-old boy a day to remember.
It all started when Special Agent...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Chicago-based developer Sterling Bay Cos. has doubled down on its investment in the West Loop with a new joint venture to redevelop the Old Main Post Office with the British developer Bill Davies.
Sterling Bay principal Scott Goodman confirmed the...