| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:51 AM
When Walgreens opened its 14th “flagship” superstore inside the Wrigley Building Wednesday, much attention was focused toward its made-on-site sushi bar. Finally, a place to buy Robitussin, condoms and crunchy tempura rolls under one roof....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Three buildings that share a Gothic Revival style of architecture and gray limestone cladding on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus could soon become part of a historic district, officials announced on Tuesday.
The Commission on Chicago...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Walgreen Co. is set to open a new 30,000 square foot flagship in the revamped Wrigley Building’s north tower on June 25, the company said Wednesday.
At the same time, it will shutter on June 24 a nearby location just north at 430 N. Michigan,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:42 AM
"About Last Night" opens this weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day. Three of the four principal actors in this LA-set adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" (borrowing also from the 1986 film "About Last Night …")...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A genial disappointment about the preciousness of art amid the destructive horrors of war, "The Monuments Men" is scored to a military march by composer Alexandre Desplat. You hear what he was going for: jaunty heroics. The throwback sound of it...
| Apr 21, 2013
Chicago is no stranger to bombs.
We live in a relatively bomb-free era, the first such respite Chicagoans have enjoyed since at least the middle of the 19th century.
The city that gave the world the mother of all explosive devices and ushered in the...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Nov 12, 2013
Four years ago, medical tests revealed L'Tanya King had tumors on her liver. She needed surgery, so she took an eight-week leave from her job as a technical services manager at Oil-Dri Corp. of America.
It was then she felt the full embrace of her co-...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
If the Wrigley Field renovation is completed as planned, the Ricketts family stands to get a substantial property tax break available to land owners who rehabilitate historic structures.
The Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday endorsed the tax...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:15 PM
No Coke. No fries. No desire to change things.
The Billy Goat Tavern has been a Chicago landmark for generations and a fixture under North Michigan Avenue for almost 50 years. And its owner wants to remain there, regardless of whatever redevelopment...