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  • Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    A manhattan is a manhattan is a manhattan. Except when it's not. Last Monday, the origins of one of the most classic of cocktails were shaken and stirred (ad nauseum, in a few instances) for the Woodford Reserve- and Esquire Magazine-sponsored...
  • Morningstar founder turned mutual fund data processor into megamart for investment information

    Morningstar founder turned mutual fund data processor into megamart for investment information
    Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
  • Malort: So Chicago it hurts

    Malort: So Chicago it hurts
    The headquarters for Jeppson’s Malort isn’t much of an office. No cubicles, no strategy memos—just a killer view of Lake Michigan and one woman: Pat Gabelick. Gabelick, 69, is the owner of the Carl Jeppson Company, which she runs out...
  • Bankruptcy judge says he will approve Tribune Co. restructuring

    Bankruptcy judge says he will approve Tribune Co. restructuring
    After more than 31/2 years of bitter legal conflict, the judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case said he would approve a plan to transfer ownership of the Chicago media company to a group of hedge funds and banks based in Los Angeles and New York. But...
  • Tragic update to el platform shooting story

     
    In Chicago cop who fatally shot a man in the head on a CTA train platform is found dead, and suicide is suspected we read that-- Alvin Weems, 51, was found dead at his home in the 4900 block of......
  • 2011 James Beard Award winners announced

     
    Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the annual 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Tom...
  • City’s ticket-selling industry sparks court battle

     
    Thanks to websites like StubHub and eBay, it's easy to get sporting event tickets for a lot cheaper than their face value – and without paying the 12 percent Chicago amusement tax. In turn, the city is hurting from losing millions of dollars in...
  • Shopping options this weekend

     
    From the Chicago Reader: On Friday, Bucktown's Virtu kicks off a weekend-long trunk show for jewelry designer Anne Sportun with a reception from 4 to 8 PM. The store is offering 10 percent off Sportun's “Experimetal Jewellery” collection...
  • Farewell to a foe

     
    I admired Tom Roeser. He and I had some sharply worded public spats over the years and I certainly didn’t admire some of the intemperate things he said and wrote. But I was always impressed with his passion, his eloquence,......
  • You tell us: What’s your dream food truck?

     
    Big Star is on its way to joining the food truck scene with its recent purchase of a physical truck — but residents name Mana, Piece and Smoke Daddy as other restaurants that should consider going mobile....
  • Soccer scandal still not settled

     
    Who has more right to use the turf soccer field at the southern edge of Lincoln Park? The controversy between the public and the private continues....