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  • Walgreens and sushi: An American love story

    Walgreens and sushi: An American love story
    When Walgreens opened its 14th “flagship” superstore inside the Wrigley Building Wednesday, much attention was focused toward its made-on-site sushi bar. Finally, a place to buy Robitussin, condoms and crunchy tempura rolls under one roof....
  • Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium

    Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer

    Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer
    FBI agents have a reputation as hard-boiled, tough-as-nails crime fighters. But employees in the agency's Chicago office recently stepped out of character to give a seriously ill 6-year-old boy a day to remember. It all started when Special Agent...
  • Brandon Baltzley attempts comeback at TMIP, open July 3

    Brandon Baltzley attempts comeback at TMIP, open July 3
    Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
  • 7 Chicagoans could be guests in 'Real World' home: producers

    7 Chicagoans could be guests in 'Real World' home: producers
    Chicagoans may have a chance to get on the "Real World" this summer, should the production win approval from the city, according to the show's producers. Real World's executive producer Jeff Keirns attended a meeting of the City of Chicago Zoning...
  • Veteran thief sentenced to five years in prison for stealing rare Indian guitar from O'Hare carousel

    Veteran thief sentenced to five years in prison for stealing rare Indian guitar from O'Hare carousel
    A thief with a lengthy history of stealing from airport baggage carousels who made headlines earlier this year after stealing a rare Indian guitar from O’Hare International Airport pleaded guilty to theft charges Wednesday and was sentenced to...
  • Sterling Bay, British developer to partner on Old Main Post Office project

    Sterling Bay, British developer to partner on Old Main Post Office project
    Chicago-based developer Sterling Bay Cos. has doubled down  on its investment in the West Loop with a new joint venture to redevelop the Old Main Post Office with the British developer Bill Davies. Sterling Bay principal Scott Goodman confirmed the...
  • Penn Station sub shop expanding closer to Chicago

    Penn Station sub shop expanding closer to Chicago
    Penn Station East Coast Subs is ready to expand into Chicago, hoping its grilled and cold subs stand out in a market already stuffed with sandwich-centric chains. Despite its East Coast name, Penn Station got its start in Cincinnati. Founder Jeff...
  • 'Sovereign citizen' follower convicted in federal court in Chicago

    'Sovereign citizen' follower convicted in federal court in Chicago
    Hours before being convicted Wednesday of slapping bogus multibillion-dollar liens on top federal court officials, Cherron Phillips was up to her usual tricks.  While the jury deliberated at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Phillips, an alleged follower...
  • Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?

    Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?
    MTV’s “The Real World” could be headed back to Chicago, more than 10 years after the reality series filmed in Wicker Park. Assuming the production receives city approval, the show would be based at 1100 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop,...
  • 30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...