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  • Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion

    Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion
    It was just before Christmas that Gale Klappa, chairman and CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corp., asked Charlie Schrock, his counterpart at Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group Inc., out to dinner. Sitting in a restaurant in Chicago, Klappa didn’t mince...
  • $100K bail for West Pullman parolee accused of stealing tequila from eatery

    $100K bail for West Pullman parolee accused of stealing tequila from eatery
    A 37-year-old man on parole for robbery is accused of stealing and trying to guzzle down a $92 bottle of Patron tequila he’d taken from a Gold Coast area restaurant on Monday afternoon, police said. Jhoshun Lyles, 37, entered Devon Seafood...
  • Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America -- how'd we do?

    Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America -- how'd we do?
    The magazine Wine Enthusiast has just published their annual Restaurant Issue with its list of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America. How does L.A. fare on the list? Would anybody like to take a guess as to how many local restaurants made the cut,...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans

    Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans
    David Gubala, a Chicago Soccer sporting goods chain regional manager, was anxious Thursday — not so much about the match between the United States and Germany. Instead, he was worried that Ghana would beat Portugal and knock the U.S. out of...
  • Shooter Doug McDermott should be perfect for Bulls

     Shooter Doug McDermott should be perfect for Bulls
    On a recent trip to a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, Doug McDermott noticed someone in line staring at him. "The guy was like, 'Wait, you're that 'McBuckets' guy,'" McDermott recalled last week in an interview on WGWG-FM. "That's when I knew the...
  • 'MasterChef Junior' Winner Alexander Weiss Serves Up Sophisticated Summer Fare

    On Friday, 14-year-old "MasterChef Junior" winner Alexander Weiss took over the private dining room known as "The Vault" at Drago Centro in Downtown Los Angeles, teaming with Chef di Cucina Ian Gresik to prepare a lavish four-course feast in front of 36...
  • Chicago's first Red Robin opens Monday

    Chicago's first Red Robin opens Monday
    Chicago’s first Red Robin now has an opening date: A spokesman confirmed it will be this Monday, June 23. There are 17 Red Robins in the area, but none within the city of Chicago proper. This new location — a compact version of its full...
  • Brandon Baltzley attempts comeback at TMIP, open July 3

    Brandon Baltzley attempts comeback at TMIP, open July 3
    Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
  • Investors in deal for Portillo's

    Portillo's Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef have whet the appetite of Boston-based buyers who are eager to introduce the local favorites to more diners nationwide. The company confirmed Tuesday that Berkshire Partners is investing in Dick...
  • LeBron James, investors opening Blaze Pizza restaurants

    LeBron James, investors opening Blaze Pizza restaurants
    Basketball star LeBron James is teaming up with a group of investors to open several pizza restaurants across South Florida. Plans call for the opening of 10 Blaze Pizza restaurants in Florida, at least three of them in South Florida. The first two...