| May 2, 2014
| 12:17 PM
I want to thank the Citizens Advocating Rational Development and their president Nick Green for speaking out about the real ecological problems in the plan for the new IKEA store, which was steamrolled through the City Council meeting on March 11 and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore.
With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in...
| Jun 27, 2014
Darvin Furniture is spending $4 million to expand its Orland Park store to more than 200,000 square feet, continuing the philosophy of the third-generation, family-owned business that it operates best under one big roof.
Darvin, which opened on 2...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:30 AM
If you want to understand Night + Market Song, Kris Yenbamroong's new Thai restaurant in Silver Lake, you could do worse than to look at the luu suk, a puddle of warm pig blood, strewn with feathery Southeast Asian herbs, served in a shallow bowl. The...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hardwood floors, abundant light and meticulously crafted built-ins are what you notice first when walking into the Glastonbury home of Paul and Denise Reddington. But it's what's in the basement — and hidden under the lawn and inside the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state.
The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...
| Jun 16, 2014
After focusing its growth on North America for its first half-century, Crate and Barrel is aggressively expanding abroad, looking for new opportunities in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
CEO Sascha Bopp has moved the brand into eight new countries, with...
| Jun 21, 2014
As president of Muji, the Japanese retailer that takes its name from a term that means "no-brand quality goods," Masaaki Kanai has worked with designers such as Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. But you...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The hilly scrublands of the Cleveland National Forest, just east of San Diego, are home to the Lions, Tigers & Bears rescue sanctuary. Its 1 1/2-hour tour, by appointment only, is a well-spent $32 for adults and $17 for kids 12 and younger ( 979-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM
One step at a time.
That handy cliche has become the mantra of the Paitsel household, as my husband and I put in extra hours at nights and on weekends to build a playroom and, in general, improve the flow of our home.
From selling furniture to...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:28 PM
William Allen High School held graduation ceremonies June 13.
Brielle Gemberling was the valedictorian and Melissa Holihan was the salutatorian.
Diplomas were awarded to 602 students.
Kianda Nyaizha Able, Aida Abodshesh, Mohamed...