| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Overlooking dramatic views of Chicago's skyline, the John G. Shedd Aquarium's Auxiliary Board hosted BLU, an annual fundraiser that attracted nearly 800 guests to its lakefront home on July 26. This year, the Brazilian-themed "festa" celebrated Shedd's...
| 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-...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A body pulled from Lake Michigan last night near Navy Pier is possibly a 27-year-old woman who went missing during a boating mishap May 31 that also claimed the life of a Chicago attorney, authorities said.
An autopsy determined the woman, in her 20s,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza surrounding Buckingham...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The hard rain that pummeled Chicago overnight forced officials to open the locks and sluice gates that protect Lake Michigan, releasing a noxious mix of sewage and storm runoff into the water supply for 7 million people in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders?
The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes.
The CTA is proposing...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:42 AM
The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday.
The CTA is adding service...
| 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 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...