| May 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It was 10 minutes before showtime and Joni Naber was putting the final touches on her costume — a blue explosion of tassels and sequins that wasn't doing a very good job of covering her body.
"Come here and feel this!" she called out, grabbing a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Several Downers Grove business owners have tried to keep from building new signs for their establishments in the wake of newly enforced village policies.
Retailers including Fry's Electronics, Kohl's and two Best Buy locations have petitioned to keep...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
After a developer scrapped plans recently for a retail center that would have brought a Whole Foods market to the City of Lake Forest, the mayor told residents that discussions would continue on how to best develop that portion of the city.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
A recent vote to expand morning sales of liquor on the weekends in Oak Park prompted one official to suggest a bigger change: allowing bars.
The Oak Park Village Board this week expanded 9 a.m. weekend and holiday sales to include large hotels, brew...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Northbrook resident Jeff Gorbena, 42, is a native of Las Vegas. His restaurant, Tamales … A Mexican Joint, is a part of the Highland Park dining landscape. Gorbena has owned Tamales (formerly Hot Tamales under the previous owner) for eight years....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The catch of the day is Lucky Fish Deli, recently opened in Highwood by Steve Geffen, 42, and his father, Gerry, along with Chef Fructoso Sandoval. The Northbrook resident describes the Deli's fare as "a mix of New Orleans style and East Coast-style...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself.
That's not bad when one considers...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Kevin Brown knows opportunity when it shows up at his front door.
When news broke this year that the annual Maryland Film Festival would be leaving its home at the Charles Theatre for a series of venues, including several near the restaurant he runs...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Florida is known for having plenty of fast food, restaurant and retail chains -- but there is always room for more.
Central Florida recently got introduced to two popular chains in Trader Joe's and Shake Shack, and while parking at the Winter Park...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Name: Kurt Bruksch (39, Barrington), Ed Bruksch (67, Barrington), Steve Rams (36, Lake Forest)
Business: Frost Gelato - Highland Park
Describe what you do/sell/serve: We serve artisan gelato and sorbet (24 gelato flavors; 12 sorbet flavors) made fresh...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation on Monday night, she floated onto the Lincoln Center stage in an edgy white jacket and sunglasses. It was fitting that when Southern California finally broke its...