| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.
Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:07 PM
There’s only so many days with weather like this in Chicago.
Knowing that fact, I’ve tried to make it a point of spending more time outdoors when I’m finished with work rather than retiring home and binge watching another television...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Is that a horse stable outside of Starbucks? Magnificent Mile visitors could be asking that question next month, as installation of at least 50 life-size horse statues begins along Michigan Avenue.
The public art project featuring 6-foot-tall, 6-foot-...
| Jul 26, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It's no secret that single men think differently than single women when it comes to finding the home of their dreams. And based on the vibe and amenities at some Chicago condos and apartments, developers seem to be reading their minds.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:17 PM
This weekend's fest lineup comes with a bit of a PSA: No need to duck and cover, that whooshing noise overhead is just the Air & Water Show back for a 55th year along Lake Michigan's shores. In addition to fighter jets and parachuters along the lakefront,...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:16 AM
One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues.
Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Chicago's Air & Water Show happens for the 56th year this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The best (and most crowded) viewing spots are on the sand at Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, but there are plenty of other good places...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
When Bryant Sullivan got an email last year letting him know he was a potential stem cell match for a woman in need of a transplant, agreeing to blood tests and potentially more intrusive operations in order to be a donor was an easy choice, he said....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....