| May 30, 2013
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul basketball arena and a hotel as part of a massive bill that also featured incentives to build a Downstate...
| May 24, 2013
Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines while in Chicago this month testifying at a trial involving Trump International Hotel & Tower, but beyond the media frenzy, it's a story of "slow and steady wins the race" at his Chicago high-rise.
| May 21, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Donald Trump seems to relish an image as a no-nonsense businessman and boss, some might even say a bully.
But the real estate mogul might have met his match in an Evanston grandmother who had humble beginnings growing up in a children's home.
| May 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The week before The Squared Circle opened in mid-March, owner and pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon — better known as Victoria during her WWE days and Tara currently with TNA wrestling — sat in a corner booth of her Lincoln Park restaurant,...
| May 23, 2013
Denise Scott Brown has worked side by side with her husband, architect Robert Venturi, since the early 1960s, joining his firm and marrying him in 1967 and becoming the firm's principal in charge of planning in 1969.
In 1991, Venturi won their...
| May 17, 2013
I've got a feeling that in some weird, alternate universe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a decent living playing hide-the-pea.
You know the game, don't you?
First, you put your money down. Then Mr. Misdirection places a pea under one of three cups....
| May 2, 2013
Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
| May 3, 2013
President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Before she died, Rachael Savannah Woods lay in the cargo area of an SUV, wrapped in a brown sheet. Her eyes were swollen and she wa covered in blood. Her head was knotted with bruises. She begged for water.
Federal court documents allege that the 20-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:02 AM
When the New York Hilton Midtown said it was dispensing with room service starting in August, it caught the attention of frequent travelers who, after getting in from a long flight, have come to count on being able to order a burger at 2 a.m.
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...