| 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...
| May 18, 2014
Hopefully the current dispute between licensed cabbies and UberX drivers over the right to pick up passengers at O'Hare and Midway will remain a battle of emails, because Chicago's earlier cab wars inevitably escalated to exchanges of bullets and bombs....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Rather than spend New Year’s Eve at a private party or on the couch watching the ball drop on TV, some celebrities braved the Chicago-in-January weather and hit the town to ring in 2014.
The Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Bears’ Alshon Jeffery,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Twin 63-year-old brothers were sentenced Friday to federal prison for defrauding sports fans by persuading them to pay for tickets, hotel accommodations and airline flights for out-of-town events and then failing to provide "nearly all the...
| Jan 19, 2014
Chicago is no stranger to fire. Reborn after the flames of 1871, the city has had to deal with repeated tragedies. Here are some of the worst since 1900:
Dec. 30, 1903
More than 600 people, many of them children, were killed when...
| 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 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...