| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:54 PM
The deal was: restore daily flights to Boston and New York, and Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport will pay $1.65 million of taxpayer funds to keep People Express in the air.
But after two months and a first payment of $650,000 from...
| 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
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
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The nomination period for “RedEye Presents The Big Idea Awards” (the “Contest&...
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
They're called single-room-occupancy hotels or residential hotels, and the frequently dilapidated structures are often the housing of last resort for those down on their luck, a step away from homelessness or a shelter.
The buildings also are a slowly...
| 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....
| May 14, 2014
| 9:19 PM
The former head of Chicago's red light camera program was arrested Wednesday in a $2 million bribery scandal and charged by federal prosecutors with plotting to steer the contract to Redflex Traffic Systems before the first ticket was ever issued in 2003....
| May 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit.
"The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
| Jul 23, 2014
A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1 p.m.: Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James gets today's Purple Heart for playing in a wheelchair with a broken ankle. The...