| 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 11, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The 5th annual North Coast Music Festival has announced their official aftershows. More often than not, these aftershows are an opportunity for folks to keep the party going after the festival shuts down for the night.
The entire aftershow list is...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| 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 9, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The body pulled from Lake Michigan nearly a month after a fatal boating incident has been identified as an Arlington Heights woman.
Megan Blenner, 27, was found in the water near Navy Pier on June 28, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's...
| 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 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 16, 2014
Portrait slams — think artwork rather than poetry — have become a signature of Project Onward, a nonprofit Bridgeport studio and gallery that supports the career development of over 30 artists who have mental health challenges.
| Jun 27, 2014
NAPERVILLE — "I'm going to show you guys some cool self-defense stuff today," a muscular young man named Mike Corey tells the group of kids clumped around him on the Naper Settlement lawn one bright morning earlier this month. "Everybody has...
| 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...