| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:57 AM
A Chicago man fraudulently raised $160 million from Chinese nationals who invested in his purported plan to build a convention center complex with hotels near O'Hare International Airport, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced Wednesday....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:24 PM
At one point in the legal battle between residents of a Logan Square single-room occupancy building and the landlord who wanted them out, residents actually used bedbugs as a weapon in their argument to stay put. In court, tenants tried to make the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Pizza review: Pizza East
113-125 N. Green St. 312-754-6940
Rating: !!! (out of 4)
There are a lot of pizzas in Chicago, but few them are served in swank hotels that offer members-only boxing rings and film-screening rooms. But that's exactly what you...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail.
If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
| 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
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Demand for hotel rooms grew by 1.4 percent in July, according to figures released Thursday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s tourism arm, Choose Chicago.
The number reached a record of 1,004,557 room nights, a key gauge of hotel performance...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:15 PM
JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts is turning to an unexpected dance partner to help improve its employee training, and, by extension, its customer service: the Joffrey Ballet.
Starting Saturday, employees throughout the luxury hotel chain's properties will...
| 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 14, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Indonesian police on Thursday ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of a Chicago woman who was found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
Police arrested the daughter, Heather Mack, 18, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, on...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...