| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Mark Gilbert expects you'll meet a pair of gay best friends at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
The first is "G.B.F," the festival's curtain-raiser concerning the hottest fashion accessory among status-seeking teen queens at a high...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Honor and service to the country was the focus of the 10th anniversary Liberty Gala for the Pritzker Military Museum & Library at the Hilton Chicago on Nov. 16. The evening celebrated the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present.
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| Jul 5, 2011
Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Federal authorities are looking for two men wearing masks and hoods who robbed a TCF Bank branch in Rolling Meadows shortly after noon, and another man who held up a Logan Square Northern Trust bank an hour later.
In a surveillance photo released by...
| Oct 3, 2011
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
The jocular 57-year-old is known...
| Feb 4, 2013
Daniel Hamburger is quick to whip out his business card.
One side of the card is standard — white background, corporate logo, contact information for the headquarters in Downers Grove.
The flip side is dramatic, painted ripe-tomato red with...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
The Women's Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented an elegant opening-night gala at the Civic Opera House on Oct. 6. The affair celebrating the Lyric's 58th season featured Scottish director David McVicar's new production of Richard Strauss'...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:12 PM
In the midst of economic turmoil, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago stands at the intersection of hope and our city's most under-resourced communities.
United Way's reinvention to a community-impact organization began in 2009 when the organization and...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:36 PM
It might begin with a child discovering a new word through a volunteer reading to them. Or perhaps a teen struggling in class receives the additional attention needed to pass a math test. These small acts can trigger years of learning and academic...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:49 PM
On a recent morning Northern Trust Chairman & CEO Rick Waddell and 30 colleagues left their daily responsibilities behind and arrived at The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, one of the nation's most comprehensive social...