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  • AT&T executive Paul Roth keeps retail relevant

    AT&T executive Paul Roth keeps retail relevant
    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...
  • Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier

    Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier
    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. The park,...
  • Navy Pier gift memorializes family business

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business
    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...
  • Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence
    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...
  • William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014

     William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014
    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...
  • GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland

    GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland
    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...
  • Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show

    Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show
    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...
  • Properties near water offer calming, and costly, views

    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...
  • Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice

    Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice
    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...
  • Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp coming to Chicago

    Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp coming to Chicago
    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...
  • Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup

    Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup
    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...