| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Aug 26, 2013
After experiencing a larger-than-usual chunk of change disappear from my Chicago Card, your Getting Around reporter wondered whether the new $5 cost to enter the Blue Line at O'Hare International Airport has given other CTA customers second thoughts about...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:54 PM
When Angela Hackett heard that demolition of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood was slated to start Tuesday morning, she made the trek from Chicago to bid farewell to the building where she spent her wedding night.
"This has a lot of history to me,"...
| Aug 17, 2013
Earlier this month, Ed and Donnie Wallace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by spending the night in a two-room, deluxe suite at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton hotel. Staff provided Champagne, cider and strawberries dipped in chocolate.
| May 15, 2013
| 5:16 AM
He might be the best-known businessman in America, but real estate mogul and TV celebrity Donald Trump left nothing to chance when he took the witness stand Tuesday at a federal trial in Chicago.
"Donald John Trump," he answered when asked to state...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Mar 18, 2013
Ruth Ann Steinhagen, whose shooting of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus in 1949 inspired part of the novel "The Natural," died in Chicago at 83.
Steinhagen died in December.
She was 19 when she wrote a note to Waitkus, asking him to...
| Mar 21, 2013
For decades Chicago journalists' post-work watering hole of choice has been the Billy Goat Tavern, with its three beers on tap ($3.50 Schlitz and Billy Goat Dark and Lager) and $3.15 cheeseburgers just a dark stairway's descent from the Magnificent Mile's...
| Apr 5, 2013
Penthouses are increasingly defining the Chicago skyline as developers tap into a niche market for luxury residential properties and savvy buyers and renters see an opportunity to elevate their lifestyles.
Buyers pay a premium for those lofty perches,...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Four-month-old Jordyn Rose was baptized Sunday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. But on Saturday, she was rescued in a different way.
What started out as normal crying turned into her parents' nightmare when Jordyn's face turned white, her lips grew...