| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
Bob Bowman is the coach of the most famous swimmer in the world: Michael Phelps. While he won't confirm if Phelps will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he says the two enjoy competition of another kind: horseracing. "Michael and I own some horses...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants announced plans Tuesday to convert a historic LaSalle Street office building into a four-star hotel in what would be its fifth adaptive reuse project in Chicago.
The San Francisco-based company said it acquired The New York...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2014
A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1 p.m.: Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James gets today's Purple Heart for playing in a wheelchair with a broken ankle. The...