| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:43 PM
That mile of Michigan Avenue known the world over for its shopping magnificence was, a century ago, not so. It was a quiet, unassuming street, a mix of residences and warehouses, and it wasn't called Michigan Avenue at all, but Pine Street.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Good Monday morning. Please enjoy the temperate weather, because it's going to get stupid cold this week. On with what I'm reading:
- In case you missed it: The Trenchermen's Rebecca LaMalfa packed her proverbial knives and left, eliminated from the...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Woodfield and Orland Square malls announced Thursday they will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, joining Macy's, Sears, Kohl's and Staples in pushing their opening time two hours earlier.
Woodfield, in Schaumburg, will remain open until 10 p.m. Black...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Brandon Marshall and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch in Water Tower Place will host a Thanksgiving dinner for Maryville Academy children Nov. 24. Maryville Academy, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary, serves troubled youth struggling with a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Saturday was supposed to be a celebration of the release of his latest signature shoe, the Adidas D Rose 5 featuring its well-received Boost technology. Instead, the day turned into yet another show of the love Rose has for Chicago.
The Bulls guard...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Crumbs Bake Shop reopened its location in Water Tower Place on Thursday, ending a three-month absence of the colossal cupcakes in Chicago.
In July, Crumbs was delisted from the Nasdaq and soon after closed its remaining locations. Marcus Lemonis and...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
After closing all of its stores nationwide in July, Crumbs Bake Shop will reopen a location on Larchmont Boulevard on Tuesday. The company also recently opened a location on Broadway in the New York Garment District and at the Chicago Water Tower Place. ...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Who says trick-or-treating is just for kids? Well, OK, it basically is, but you can still enjoy some of your kids' haul. And if you're lucky, some nice neighbors will hand out these retro treats, delivering a flood of great memories with the sugar rush....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Oprah Winfrey has had a change of heart.
After listing her massive, customized duplex condominium unit in Water Tower Place on the market for more than six months for $7.75 million, the media mogul and former talk-show queen recently took the 9,625-...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Standing sentry in a quiet corner of Sukkat Shalom synagogue in north suburban Wilmette, the cherubim on a pair of historic and artistically significant Holy Ark doors have found a new home.
The carved wooden doors, created in 1951 by a renowned...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...