| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Chicago lies within striking distance of a couple dozen nationally ranked golf destinations. All that's stopping us from playing them is the amount of asphalt we're willing to cover and the scratch we're willing to spend chasing a dimpled sphere of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:58 PM
FISH CREEK, Wisc. – Chicago visitors planning a summer getaway to Door County – the scenic sliver of land separating the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan – have more to indulge their cravings than taking in the galleries and shops,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It’s here: The one weekend a year when the top parties in the world aren’t taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Paris or Rio de Janeiro, but right in our very own backyard. Lollapalooza weekend is your opportunity to mingle with...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:54 PM
When Angela Hackett heard that demolition of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood was slated to start Tuesday morning, she made the trek from Chicago to bid farewell to the building where she spent her wedding night.
"This has a lot of history to me,"...
| Aug 26, 2013
After experiencing a larger-than-usual chunk of change disappear from my Chicago Card, your Getting Around reporter wondered whether the new $5 cost to enter the Blue Line at O'Hare International Airport has given other CTA customers second thoughts about...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The Evanston City Council, stung by the public outcry over a proposal to convert a historic lakefront mansion into a private boutique hotel, will seek ways to solicit community input — and fundraising ideas — when creating a new plan for the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Jeff Hephner loved filming "Boss" in Chicago so much, he asked NBC to cast him in "Chicago Fire."
"I think I poured it on enough," the actor said during my Aug. 20 visit to the show's firehouse location. "I'm like, 'Listen, I really want to work there...
| Aug 19, 2013
In the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Shadowhunters/part-angels/demon slayers Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) are meant to be symbols of toughness and resolve. If the...
| Jul 22, 2013
I spend most of my days toiling in the fields of workplace discontent, hoisting the yoke of America's office imbroglios, looking up fancy words and praying I don't run out of hyperbolic ways to describe my job.
But this week I take a break from the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:01 PM
The Orland Park Development Services and Planning Committee approved Monday a one-year agreement with a regional tourism group with the hopes of boosting the local economy.
The agreement calls for the village to allocate 25 percent of its municipal...
| Sep 16, 2013
A summer billboard campaign promoting hotel stays in west suburban Willowbrook expired this month.
On Sept. 10, a billboard advertisement on Interstate 55 near Cass Avenue with the words "Refresh and recharge in Willowbrook, A Chicago stay without the...