| 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 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"...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Chicago is calling for a six-month moratorium on conversions of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels while it tries to figures out how to regulate the gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk.
| 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 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 30, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Loews Hotels and Resorts has entered into an agreement to buy the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, the hotel chain announced Monday. The deal is expected to close in July.
The hotel's name will become Loews Chicago O’Hare.
| 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"...