| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday.
Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Chicago woke up Wednesday to the prospect of an 89-story skyscraper, which would be the city's third-tallest high-rise and which its Chinese developer wants to start building later this year.
But it is easier to announce a supertall tower than build...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
The Hong Kong-based parent company of the luxury Langham hotel in Chicago is looking to build a second hotel here after losing a bid to buy Oprah's studios in the West Loop and construct one there, Langham Hospitality Group CEO Bob Warman said in an...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:50 PM
China's richest man is expanding his empire in America.
Wang Jianlin, whose Beijing-based Dalian Wanda Group acquired AMC Theatres for $2.6 billion in 2012, now plans to build Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper, according to a report in the Chicago...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst.
It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game.
Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend.
Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.
L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Contestants from NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" will hit the road this summer for a 31-city North American tour.
The tour, headlined by season five winner Tessanne Chin, will kick off June 21 at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre and includes...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Patrick Fahy, three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding pastry chef award (finalist in 2011) is well-known to Chicago dining fans. In the past five years, Fahy has been executive pastry chef at Blackbird, Avec and The Publican;...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Location, location, location: The old adage doesn't just apply to real estate holdings. When you're choosing the venue for your wedding, the setting establishes the tone for the whole shebang. Take our quiz and find out which up-and-coming venues fit...