| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A custom-designed, tufted bourne sofa covered in lilac mohair. A $100,000-plus video monitor installation. Stone, Carrara marble, leather and suede wall coverings and the occasional eye-catching, conversation-starting art piece.
| Jul 20, 2014
You'll have to excuse Larry Stillman if he seems upset.
Living in a hotel for weeks on end will do that.
The former Vernon Hills resident would gladly move into his new house in Tucson, Ariz.
If only United Van Lines would deliver his belongings....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| Jul 15, 2014
Ten years ago, I compiled a list of some of the travel industry's false and misleading pricing techniques, using the metaphor of a man who observed various promotions as he walked along a city street.
First, he saw an appliance dealer featuring a "side-...
| Jul 8, 2014
If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel.
AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
You could have seen this coming a mile away.
“Counter the leftist hate,” someone named Marji Wojack tweeted earlier this week. “Join me in Hobby Lobby Love Day-Thursday, July 3.”
Those who support Monday’s Supreme Court...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:16 PM
How to make your next trip the most rewarding (in credit-card points), with the least risk (check the insurance) and the fewest hidden fees (at hotels and resorts).
The best returns from flight and hotel rewards credit cards, according to a new survey...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:43 AM
Local families are invited to visit the four stops on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail this summer with the Dino Trail Passport which allows admission to all attractions with one cost-effective ticket. The Dino Trail includes the Connecticut Science Center,...
| Jul 18, 2014
A 67-story, 500-unit hybrid residential tower designed by notable architect Robert A.M. Stern is proposed for the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Peshtigo Court by Related Midwest, which has been on a development hot streak for the past few years...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
On vacation with my family in a dusty town in off-season Central America last week, I found myself walking past a deserted restaurant with no more than about three tables. The owner appeared, seemingly out of nowhere.
"Three-and-a-half stars! Three-and-...
| Aug 2, 2013
STRATFORD, Ontario — William Shakespeare, patron saint of the venerable Stratford Festival of Canada, is an unimpeachable source on most matters: love, leadership, the meaning of life. But when it came to the House of Tudor, his personal ethics...