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  • Entrepreneur Evelyn Echols dies at 99

    Entrepreneur Evelyn Echols dies at 99
    Evelyn Echols was best known as a successful entrepreneur and a founder of the Echols International Travel & Hotel School, but she was also a grand dame of Chicago society who used her entrepreneurial skills and celebrity connections to help others. Her...
  • NFL draft coming to Chicago in 2015

    NFL draft coming to Chicago in 2015
    Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago. The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
  • RedEye's Big Idea Awards official contest rules

    REDEYE PRESENTS THE BIG IDEA AWARDS OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.¬† A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The nomination period for “RedEye Presents The Big Idea Awards” (the “Contest&...
  • Victim of Bali slaying to be remembered

    Victim of Bali slaying to be remembered
    In the six weeks since his friend was slain while vacationing with her teenage daughter on the island of Bali, Elliott Jacobson has reread the Chicago woman's emails and replayed her recorded voice messages. Jacobson said the shock of losing a dear...
  • 16 firefighters returning from Mexico after being stranded by hurricane

    16 firefighters returning from Mexico after being stranded by hurricane
    A group of about 50 Chicago-area residents — including 16 Hoffman Estates firefighters and several Chicago firefighters — returned to the United States Thursday after a hurricane turned a getaway wedding into a vacation from hell. The...
  • Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels

    Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels
    The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus. It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...
  • Longtime Hollywood apartment tower gets demolished

    Longtime Hollywood apartment tower gets demolished
    Time to bid farewell to a familiar fixture in downtown Hollywood. For 36 years, the 12-story Town House Apartments has occupied the north side of Young Circle. No more. The building at 1776 Polk St. was demolished Saturday to make way for what...
  • U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China

    U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China
    The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation. He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table. He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
  • Body of Chicago woman killed in Indonesia headed back to U.S. soon

    Body of Chicago woman killed in Indonesia headed back to U.S. soon
    The body of a Chicago woman who was allegedly bludgeoned to death and stuffed in a suitcase at a resort hotel in Bali is expected to be sent back to the U.S. to be examined by the FBI. Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found stuffed in a hard-sided...
  • Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel

    Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel
    Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants announced plans Tuesday to convert a historic LaSalle Street office building into a four-star hotel in what would be its fifth adaptive reuse project in Chicago. The San Francisco-based company said it acquired The New York...
  • Chicago cyclists face confusion over bike parking rights

    Chicago cyclists face confusion over bike parking rights
    Chicago¬†cyclists might have more to worry about than bike thieves when parking their bikes outside. Some building managers don’t want people locking up bikes near their entrances, and will go as far as cutting them off the fixtures they are locked...