| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:21 PM
More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters.
Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Thank you for your column highlighting the lack of civility on the “L.”
May I add a note of frustration related to my commute to and from the Loop by bus based on my experiences after knee-replacement surgery. Young men are among the last to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
The Hong Kong-based parent company of the luxury Langham hotel in Chicago is looking to build a second hotel here after losing a bid to buy Oprah's studios in the West Loop and construct one there, Langham Hospitality Group CEO Bob Warman said in an...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The developers behind "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" often hear the same familiar line from Xbox owners who've downloaded and played the online tank combat game.
"They say, 'OK, this demo is great, but when is it actually coming out?' And we're...
| Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play.
According to their contracts...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
Dear Getting Around: You've got mail.
Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
| Jul 14, 2014
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:09 AM
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,...