| Jul 15, 2014
Of all the innovative displays meant to make AT&T's Michigan Avenue flagship store a paragon of experiential retail, Paul Roth's favorite is a simple round table with a few bar stools.
"This is the place where our associate sits down with you, powers up...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Chicago’s Polk family, which made its name in furniture and appliance retailing, today announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier to help upgrade Gateway Park, the 13-acre green space at the entertainment complex’s western entrance.
| Jul 18, 2014
A Chicago philanthropic family whose scrappy appliance and furniture stores were known for hard bargaining and oddball promotions on Wednesday announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier Inc., one of the largest donations to a local nonprofit in recent...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again.
As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...
| Jul 22, 2014
William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
"His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Minnesota may have 10,000 of 'em, but Chicago's is the most sublime — at least according to the July issue of GQ, which named Lake Michigan as the best beach in the heartland.
Just in time for July 4th weekend, the July issue waxes poetic about our...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Navy Pier filled to capacity more than two hours before the scheduled start of fireworks there, officials said.
Anyone who's already on the pier can stay to view the fireworks, but if they leave, they won't be let back on, according to a release from...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:21 AM
In the summer, there's one natural attraction that makes certain Chicago-area properties a coveted part of the real estate scene: water.
A home overlooking a lake, river or pond has special appeal this time of year, offering dreamy views of water...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:42 AM
For Friends of Prentice's 28th annual gala at Navy Pier on June 14, more than 700 guests enjoyed "Some Enchanted Evening," the delightful theme for an event that raised funds to improve the quality of health care for women and infants. The black-tie...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Lest the city slow its craft beer consumption in between Chicago Craft Beer Week in May and the plethora of fall beer events, a new one-day beer fest rolls into town this month.
Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend, touring beer festival...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough.
That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected.
Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...