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  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
  • Panel OKs Fulton Market Innovation District

    A plan to guide development in the booming Fulton Market area of the West Loop won final approval from the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday, giving the city its first official "innovation district." The Fulton Market Innovation District plan...
  • The Lucinda Williams concert that almost didn't happen

    The Lucinda Williams concert that almost didn't happen
    Late Saturday afternoon, Chicago nightclub owner Robby Glick received a text from a buddy with some remarkable news: Lucinda Williams, the alt-country musician whose Taste of Chicago set had been rained out, was looking for a place to put on a show....
  • Le Pain Quotidien to open in Loop

    Le Pain Quotidien to open in Loop
    Le Pain Quotidien plans to open its fourth Chicago location at 20 N. Michigan Ave., the company told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday. The bakery chain signed a lease to occupy the space that had been a Jamba Juice. The company confirmed it signed a...
  • ComEd eyes superconducting cable in Loop in anti-terror plan

    ComEd eyes superconducting cable in Loop in anti-terror plan
    Commonwealth Edison is working on a plan to install superconducting cable below Chicago streets to shield the Loop against power disruptions caused by terrorism or superstorms. "This program is designed to provide protection in a catastrophic situation,...
  • Fest planner: West Fest, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Windy City Smokeout, more

    Fest planner: West Fest, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Windy City Smokeout, more
    The forecast for this weekend? Deliciousness. If you've wandered anywhere near the Loop this week, you're probably aware that the massive annual eat-a-thon known as Taste of Chicago already is underway, but two smaller fests—Windy City Smokeout...
  • Northern Trust payout ranks 3rd among banks

    Northern Trust payout ranks 3rd among banks
    When it comes to returning earnings to shareholders through dividends and stock buybacks, Northern Trust Corp. investors have reason to feel hopeful, according to a new analysis. The Chicago-based financial services firm is near the top of a list of...
  • New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop

    New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop
    Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up. Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...
  • Chicago radio executive Jeffrey Schwartz joins Yahoo Sports Radio

    Chicago radio executive Jeffrey Schwartz joins Yahoo Sports Radio
    Longtime Chicago radio executive Jeffrey Schwartz, best known as the architect of Disco Demolition, has joined Yahoo Sports Radio as executive vice president.   In his newly-created role, announced Monday, Schwartz, 65, will oversee business growth,...
  • Sting surprises audience as 'The Last Ship' weighs anchor in Chicago

     Sting surprises audience as 'The Last Ship' weighs anchor in Chicago
    Theater-goers attending the final Chicago performance of “The Last Ship” were treated to an unannounced appearance Sunday afternoon by Sting, who wrote the show’s music and lyrics. The singer appeared onstage after the cast members...