| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A $140-million apartment and retail complex in Hollywood will get a shot of glamour from Los Angeles nightclub impresario Sam Nazarian.
Nazarian, who also operates a string of trendy hotels and restaurants known for their playful, over-the-top decor,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
I would like to give praise and thanks to the Laurel spay-neuter-release program, the staff at Spay Now Animal Surgery and to a few great neighbors for helping and saving ferals. I have been taking care of some ferals for about four years; they were...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Residents filled seats and crowded doorways of Village Hall this week ready, they said, to criticize Orland Park trustees over their impending vote to open a new roadway into their quiet neighborhood.
They streamed out an hour later satisfied that the...
| Dec 20, 2013
The 20th annual Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive through more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays, is on view through Sunday, Jan. 5 at Symphony Woods in Columbia. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 per...
| Dec 25, 2013
This year, both Glenview and Northbrook residents saw changes and events inspiring reactions from optimism about new developments in the area to frustration with flooding damage.
Below some of the biggest stories 2013 brought to the area:...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When the stylish New Genesis Apartments opened last year on skid row, residents and advocates were pleased that the project would provide housing for dozens of homeless people, as well as support services aimed at tackling addiction and mental illness....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Owners of an upscale apartment complex across the street from the popular Grove shopping center in Los Angeles are spending a fortune to make some of their best units even more luxurious — and more expensive to rent.
In a handful of pricey...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:00 PM
I always hated zombies. But I liked Gordon.
He was going to be at my friend Jaime's annual Halloween party in Hollywood. I loved Halloween, and I never missed her party, but I was in New York working on a TV show. Homesick for my friends in L.A., I...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Consolidating its vertical integration, Luc Besson's EuropaCorp unveiled its first multiplex located on the outskirts of Paris during a presentation hosted by the shingle's CEO Christophe Lambert on Wednesday.
EuropaCorp Cinemas got off to a glitzy start...