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  • Go Away With ... Derek Hough

    Go Away With ... Derek Hough
    More famous than many of the celebrities with whom he is paired on "Dancing with the Stars," professional dancer Derek Hough is a star in his own right. Hough, 29, has won an Emmy Award for his choreography on the series, as well as an unprecedented...
  • Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting

    Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting
    The Chicago City Council meets today, with aldermen expected to introduce a proposal to change regulations of single-room occupancy hotels and vote on measures creating a special taxing district in Washington Park and urging the federal government to...
  • Law would fine johns to aid prostituted women

    Law would fine johns to aid prostituted women
    When Renea Walker realized she had to make a change, she was in a hotel room looking into a mirror. "I had a real bad beating. Both my eyes were black, my lip was busted and my tooth was missing. That will do something to you when you look in the mirror...
  • Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs

    Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs
    At one point in the legal battle between residents of a Logan Square single-room occupancy building and the landlord who wanted them out, residents actually used bedbugs as a weapon in their argument to stay put.  In court, tenants tried to make the...
  • Indictment: 290 Chinese defrauded in visa scheme

    Indictment: 290 Chinese defrauded in visa scheme
    A Chicago man fraudulently raised $160 million from Chinese nationals who invested in his purported plan to build a convention center complex with hotels near O'Hare International Airport, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced Wednesday....
  • Can Joffrey Ballet dancers boost J.W. Marriott's bottom line?

    Can Joffrey Ballet dancers boost J.W. Marriott's bottom line?
    JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts is turning to an unexpected dance partner to help improve its employee training, and, by extension, its customer service: the Joffrey Ballet. Starting Saturday, employees throughout the luxury hotel chain's properties will...
  • Pizza review: Pizza East at Soho House

    Pizza review: Pizza East at Soho House
    Pizza review: Pizza East 113-125 N. Green St. 312-754-6940 Rating: !!! (out of 4) There are a lot of pizzas in Chicago, but few them are served in swank hotels that offer members-only boxing rings and film-screening rooms. But that's exactly what you...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Episcopal women recall 1974 priesthood struggle

    Eleven women took on the all-male hierarchy and centuries of tradition in the Episcopal Church 40 years ago by being ordained as priests, and their audacious actions inspired an eighth-grader in Chicago to live out her dream. The Rev. Fran Holliday was a...
  • Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper

    Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper
    When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail. If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
  • Chicago SRO proposal: Help the poor or write a big check

    Chicago SRO proposal: Help the poor or write a big check
    Chicago's efforts to preserve single-room-occupancy hotels could force existing building owners, as well as buyers, to follow a lengthy and potentially expensive list of mandates that includes giving some displaced tenants as much as $10,600 in relocation...