| Jul 13, 2014
Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples:
Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
When Chicago residents Nathan Huynh and Tina Tran woke up Sunday morning, they did what they've been doing every morning for the past week: They checked Twitter for the latest hidden cash clues.
Around 10 a.m., the two found what they said was their...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The pitch for a floating entertainment center about a half-mile off Chicago’s shore is gaining the public’s support — and dollars.
The crowdfunding campaign spearheaded by Plainfield native Beau D’Arcy to raise money for his...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
About a mile off Chicago’s shore, a local businessman wants to create a floating city complete with sundecks, restaurants, a swimming pool and plenty of room for boats to dock.
But before the first bottle of champagne can be uncorked on Breakwater...
| Sep 5, 2014
Some of the classical dance this fall has been bent, folded or mutilated — in the best possible way, of course. It's set to indie rock, transformed into a ballet within a ballet, dedicated to the philosophical significance of the growth and death of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The big weekend has arrived, with visiting stars, Chicago legends and others performing during the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival.
Following are shows not to miss, plus highlights of After Fest offerings. All the Jazz Festival shows take place on...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their customers, as well as a lack of enforcement of parking rules.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Peet's Coffee & Tea is embarking on a major expansion in Chicago, hoping to win over coffee connoisseurs with fresh-roasted beans and handcrafted drinks.
Peet's is getting ready to open 16 shops in the Chicago area in the coming months, many in former...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Per your most recent cover story on the parking issues as a result of Magnolia Park’s Romancing the Bean’s popularity, I'm stunned at area business reaction. Slack parking enforcement is the issue, and the solution does not lie in limiting...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31.
From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...