| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park has named John Cordeaux executive chef of the hotel. He previously served as executive chef for the opening of the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and in the United Arab Emirates at Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Chef...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:23 PM
In the cavernous halls of the Orange County Convention Center, hard-hatted demolition crews are making a theme-park-sized mess.
They're ripping out lights as big as paint cans, smashing decorative facades and piling broken ceiling tiles along the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Federal authorities have accused a troubled south suburb and a controversial municipal advisor of defrauding investors to prop up the ailing town’s finances while lining the pocket of the advisor and saddling taxpayers with millions in debt.
| Jun 22, 2014
Twenty-five U.S. public companies with a combined $56 billion in assets had filed for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies through May 26, compared with 33 with $21 billion in assets in the same period last year.
Skewing the latest numbers was the...
| Jun 20, 2014
Some people are tired of the debate over the Trump sign. Not me. It's a healthy discussion, at least if you discount Donald Trump's personal attacks. The debate raises important questions about the presence of commercial signs along the evolving civic gem...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
After months in southern Africa, former Rep. Mel Reynolds has returned to Chicago with dramatic stories of espionage, Zimbabwe jails, pornography charges, human rights violations and malaria.
And he blames the Chicago media for misreporting all of it....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Japanese airline worker was shot in the ankle on the Magnificent Mile over the weekend, possibly by someone using an air gun, according to police and the airline.
He’d spent the evening having dinner and attending the Blues Fest with co-...
| Jun 19, 2014
The World Cup is under way, continuing through July 13. Because just about all the World Cup matches begin at 5 p.m. or earlier Chicago time, this is more an early-bar event than a restaurant thing. Nevertheless, a few restaurants are stepping up (and...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:15 AM
From the very beginning, the “bloody glove” was at the center of the O.J. Simpson murder case.
And from the beginning, Simpson denied any role in the slaying of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
| Jun 12, 2014
Architecture in Chicago is no small thing. It stands more prominently in the public conscience than arguably any other American city. And now, regrettably, so does one sign.
The recent installation of nearly 20-foot-6-inch-high letters spelling "TRUMP"...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Authorities today suspended the license of a prominent University of Chicago neurologist who was charged last week with public indecency and disorderly conduct.
Jeffrey I. Frank, 53, of the first block of Kings Cross Drive in Lincolnshire, surrendered...