| Sep 20, 2011
When you look back on pivotal life events — say, your marriage or misspent youth — you often find those memories come back through sensorial peripherals. You might remember the smell of a food served at a funeral, the tap of a kid's foot...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 10:01 PM
By the time Maxwell Gabriel allegedly crashed his taxi into a pedestrian, he had been stopped 22 times by police in the last 3 1/2 years.
According to the citations, Gabriel had sped at twice the posted limit, blown through stop signs and caused three...
| Oct 10, 2011
Levy Restaurants Chief Executive Andy Lansing takes a simple approach to hiring. He looks, he says, "for nice" when trying to place talent at one of his company's 15 restaurants and 100-plus food-service venues, from Churchill Downs to Lambeau Field.
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The Bears' Jay Cutler and former fiancee Kristin Cavallari had drinks with friends at Public House Friday. The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews also hit the River North sports bar that night.
Bears coach Lovie Smith, the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 10:03 AM
The band members from Lady Antebellum dined at Coco Pazzo in River North Tuesday. The country music trio headed to Green Bay the following day to perform at Thursday's NFL season opener at Lambeau Field and will return to Chicago for their show at Joe's...
| Sep 12, 2011
Who eats: Ladies who lunch. Mall employees on break reading and snacking at the bar.
Why eat: The location, hidden behind a food court in Water Tower Place, is a less obvious choice than the go-to restaurants on the Mag Mile, which makes it a great...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:54 AM
"Some of us care about fashion and the rest of us just wear clothes," Nora Ephron said in a recent three-way phone interview with her sister Delia on the line. "When you're 3 years old, one of the only things you have any say in is in what you wear....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Fashion's Night Out, a two-week shopping extravaganza leading up to the finale on Sept. 8, most likely pumped up business for local retailers big and small. More than 140 stores, restaurants and hotels participated and, for finale night, there were...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:50 AM
They didn’t hit Chicago’s trendiest nightclubs nearly as often as Michael Bay did while directing “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” but the stars of the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” weren’t locking themselves up...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:38 AM
The Gold Coast offers a stretch of shopping opportunities for those who have a luxurious and expensive eye for fine fabrics and statement pieces. Start on the Magnificent Mile, which boasts a beautiful view of Chicago’s famous skyline, as well as...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The day after Lockport native CM Punk won the WWE Championship at the Allstate Arena in mid-July, there were photos on TMZ of Punk celebrating with the title on the streets of Chicago. Not long after that, Punk was appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live&...