| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:46 AM
The first Chicago Restaurant Week ran for eight days in 2008 and featured 35 participating restaurants.
This year's Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 30 and will run through Feb. 12, will feature more than 300 city and suburban restaurants....
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Today's Chicago Woman, a monthly magazine for professional women and an early megaphone for the city's feminists, will end publication next month after 32 years, founder and president Sherren Leigh said Tuesday.
The January issue, which hits newsstands...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Hold on to your cocktail umbrellas: Paul McGee is opening another tiki bar in Chicago.
McGee led the resurgence of tiki cocktails in Chicago with the opening of Three Dots and a Dash with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises in 2013 and, before that, tiki...
| Dec 18, 2014
Dining on Christmas Eve is easy, but finding restaurants open on Christmas Day is hard. Here are a few places to consider.
Brasserie by LM. Serving a three-course menu for $35. Options include roasted squash soup, short ribs with spice-roasted apples,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Jan. 17-18: Quincy Bald Eagle Watch. There will be outdoor viewing at Lock & Dam 21 and indoor exhibits and activities at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center. 217-228-0890, tinyurl.com/n6mmlhn. Miles from Chicago: 310
Jan. 17-18: Winter...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Born in Greece, Steven Balourdos was a crewman on a cargo vessel when he jumped ship to make a new home in the United States, where he eventually made his way to Chicago and success in the restaurant and real estate businesses.
His business sense was...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Cubs' wooing of Jon Lester had absolutely nothing to do with Ronnie Woo-Woo, and was a perfect example of knowing your client's needs and his comfort zone.
All the contenders were offering more money than Lester could spend in 100 lifetimes.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Let's be honest: The last thing that anyone will want to see at that office potluck, family dinner or ugly sweater party is yet another generic box of wreath-shaped cookies from the grocery store. The goods at these 10 bakeries, restaurants and cafes...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Though several guests at Bottle & Bottega's Tuesday night art party in Glen Ellyn said they hadn't painted since they were kids, it didn't matter.
The night's festivities were decidedly adult.
As local artists showed participants how to paint empty...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:21 AM
If the old Pat Quinn were around, he would be booking a hotel conference room for a Sunday morning press conference to scream about the shenanigans of a lame-duck governor.
That Quinn would roast the lame-duck governor for sliding his former campaign...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When Uriel Lara needs to pray, he doesn’t go to church or light a candle in his Avondale apartment.
He goes to the forest preserve in suburban Willow Springs and runs 10-16 miles on the trails there.
The miles don't come as easy as they used...