| 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.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel flew around the country more than 50 times during his first 2 1/2 years in office, mixing city business with politics and attending events that helped burnish his national profile.
On at least nine of the trips, records show taxpayers...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Japanese airline worker was shot in the ankle on the Magnificent Mile over the weekend, possibly by someone using an air gun, according to police and the airline.
He’d spent the evening having dinner and attending the Blues Fest with co-...
| Jun 22, 2014
Twenty-five U.S. public companies with a combined $56 billion in assets had filed for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies through May 26, compared with 33 with $21 billion in assets in the same period last year.
Skewing the latest numbers was the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:14 PM
A real estate attorney on trial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman in her Gold Coast hotel room denied on the witness stand Wednesday that he coated his hands with lip balm after his arrest to thwart investigators, saying he was only cleaning up...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:57 PM
A Cook County jury convicted a Chicago attorney of sex assault and sex abuse charges Friday night in connection with an attack on a woman in her Gold Coast hotel room in 2012.
Prosecutors alleged that Anthony Bergamino Jr. had covered his hands with lip...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A champion of social justice causes, prominent real estate developer and passionate golfer, Glencoe resident Arnold Levy packed an eclectic collection of experiences in the suitcase of life.
But as family and friends gathered this week to share their...