| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Chicago architect Scott Sarver of the firm smdp has a plan to spruce up the West Loop. Among his many ideas detailed recently in The Architect's Newspaper, he wants to cover the trench of the Kennedy Expressway......
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...
| Jul 5, 2013
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.
With exposed ductwork, 11-foot ceilings, original concrete floors and big windows, the loft-...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Zach Gilford looked more like a college student meeting for a study session than a TV actor meeting for an interview over brunch Thursday at West Town Bakery & Diner. The Evanston native and Northwestern alum, best known for his role as Matt Saracen on...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:50 PM
18-year-old Adel Daoud will remain in custody while he awaits trial. A federal judge decided Thursday the teen poses too much of a threat to public safety.
Daoud is accused of trying to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a West Loop bar last...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:42 AM
There will be plenty of celebrities in Chicago this weekend due to Lollapalooza, but likely none bigger than Lady Gaga.
The pop mega star with nearly 28 million Twitter followers had dinner at Girl and the Goat in the West Loop late Friday night. I...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:45 PM
An attorney for George Ryan says the former Illinois governor has qualified for work release five months before his July 2013 parole.
According to Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, Ryan's new home will be a halfway house in Chicago's West Loop...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Donna Halstead rubbed shoulders with some of the most powerful people in the state, worked for the first female Supreme Court chief justice in Illinois and joked around with homeless men who hung around her West Loop apartment.
Halstead, 76, was killed...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday requested a federal investigation of Megabus, its history and business and operating practices in the wake of two fatal accidents in Illinois involving the low-cost motorcoach company over the past week.
Quinn acted after the...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:15 PM
I have a group of friends who have likely eaten at every BYOB restaurant in Chicago.
For them, it’s a great way to explore the city’s dynamic dining scene at a cheaper price. It’s also a chance for them to educate themselves on wines,...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:04 PM
A West Loop bank was robbed this afternoon by a man who passed a note to a teller, police said.
The bank in the 300 block of South Riveside Plaza was robbed about 3:40 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
A Chase Bank is...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — On a late February morning in the editing suite of Judd Apatow's multi-level West Los Angeles headquarters, the writer-director and editor Brent White were playing back scenes from Apatow's new comedy, “This Is 40.”...