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  • Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience

    Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience
    High on my list of the top Chicago shows of 2011 was "En Route," a remarkable show created by a boutique Australian theater company called One Step at a Time Like This. Due in part to its very limited capacity — the Melbourne-based company specializes in kinetic theater that plays to one moving person at a time — the show sold out fast. There were stories of politicos, donors and the like trying to clout their way into reservations, remarkable, given the reflective, avant-garde nature of the work. "En Route" was not exactly "Jersey Boys."
  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...

    Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel

    Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel
    Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants announced plans Tuesday to convert a historic LaSalle Street office building into a four-star hotel in what would be its fifth adaptive reuse project in Chicago. The San Francisco-based company said it acquired The New York...

    Repairs underway after gas escaped in South Loop

    Repairs underway after gas escaped in South Loop
    A gas line is being repaired this afternoon after after construction crews damaged it, causing gas to escape in the South Loop this morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. About 12:20 p.m. the incident was under control with no injuries, said...

    New Hyatt hotel to open in West Loop in February

    New Hyatt hotel to open in West Loop in February
    Hyatt The Loop Chicago is slated to open in February in a converted vintage office building at 100 W. Monroe, the project’s developer and the hotel operator said Monday. The 257-room hotel overlooking Chase Plaza will include a French restaurant...