| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:53 PM
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.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:54 AM
REDEYE PRESENTS THE BIG IDEA AWARDS
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The nomination period for “RedEye Presents The Big Idea Awards” (the “Contest&...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:48 PM
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.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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.
The building at 1776 Polk St. was demolished Saturday to make way for what...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...