| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:11 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:57 AM
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....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:11 AM
A few years ago, reflecting the fizzy optimism that preceded the Great Recession, Chicago's skyline was lit up by "balcony wars." It had architects turning the prosaic balconies that typically mar the face of residential high-rises into all manner of eye-...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Nick Jones says he can tell within five minutes whether a space is right for Soho House, the private members club for "creative souls" that he has been bringing to cities across the globe.
It took him even less time on his first visit to the century-old...
| 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...