| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:35 AM
It was a glorious August morning: a cloudless sapphire sky, the sun so bright that you knew SPF 50 wasn't enough — and acres of fresh snow.
The afternoon before, I had stepped through the doors of the Hotel Portillo, trading Chicago's summer of...
| Mar 25, 2014
Raised in Chicago and now a resident of Los Angeles, Lucas Neff is best known to television viewers as Jimmy Chance, the young dad on the Fox series "Raising Hope" whose series finale is scheduled to air on Friday, April 4. And he's the first to admit...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:03 PM
From the spare-no-expense category: The Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Drive) is providing a new service for guests who attend concerts at Millennium Park. Dubbed Chef in the Park and starting at $600 for two, concertgoers can have a “luxury...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Chicago is calling for a six-month moratorium on conversions of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels while it tries to figures out how to regulate the gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Federal authorities have accused a troubled south suburb and a controversial municipal advisor of defrauding investors to prop up the ailing town’s finances while lining the pocket of the advisor and saddling taxpayers with millions in debt.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park has named John Cordeaux executive chef of the hotel. He previously served as executive chef for the opening of the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and in the United Arab Emirates at Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Chef...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The new Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center hotel (2100 Spring Rd., Oak Brook) won't debut until next month, but when it does, it will do so with a Latin-Spanish fusion restaurant called El Tapeo, which takes its name from the phrase "vamos de tapeo"...