| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
June and July will bring a host of Trib Nation events of note to Chicago Tribune readers who are book lovers or nature lovers, whether they’re interested in the state of Chicago’s schools, or the state of social media for their personal and...
| Aug 1, 2013
Though most are only a few floors above the packed sidewalks and busy streets of River North, the neighborhood's sun-drenched rooftop bars feel miles away from the daily grind. Whether your drink of choice is a cocktail, beer or wine, order up and declare...
| Aug 1, 2013
230 W. Kinzie St. 312-464-9544
Restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff's restaurants have inspired many admirers, and this bustling shared-plates spot serving simple pastas, roasted veggies and bone marrow on toast was his first.
440 N. State...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Roundhouse worker William London is a sight: raccoon eyes, thanks to the goggles he had been wearing; soot on his face, thanks to his job amid coal-burning trains; and a freshly lit cigarette burning in his mouth.
London's is one of the striking...
| 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 …")...