| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:57 PM
There's a reason most of you never make it to the early performances at Lollapalooza.
The festival parties are often the best parties of the year in Chicago and allow you to mingle with celebrities and watch big name artists perform in smaller venues...
| Aug 5, 2014
Bob Bowman is the coach of the most famous swimmer in the world: Michael Phelps. While he won't confirm if Phelps will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he says the two enjoy competition of another kind: horseracing. "Michael and I own some horses...
| Jul 24, 2014
A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A 67-story, 500-unit hybrid residential tower designed by notable architect Robert A.M. Stern is proposed for the southwest corner of Grand and Peshtigo by Related Midwest, which has been on a development hot streak for the past few years in Chicago.
| Jul 18, 2014
A 67-story, 500-unit hybrid residential tower designed by notable architect Robert A.M. Stern is proposed for the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Peshtigo Court by Related Midwest, which has been on a development hot streak for the past few years...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Before he made movies — "Magic in the Moonlight" is his 44th film as director in 48 years — Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then a television writer, then a stand-up comic. Here's a Tribune item from the July 31, 1963, Tower Ticker column....
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:22 AM
There were a decent number of recognizable names in town for Lollapalooza weekend — many of whom were repeat customers.
Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”) took in the Lolla festivities in 2010 with ex-girlfriend Jessica Szohr and was back...
| Aug 3, 2014
For about 54 weeks, Chicago adman Kevin Lynch has used Airbnb to find a place to sleep in Hong Kong.
By Lynch's tally, he has stayed in 53 neighborhoods, spending 150 nights in locales ranging from a cow shed to a tepee to a storefront art gallery while...
| 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...