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  • 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...
  • Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014

    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014
    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft. When actor Steve...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Catholic school celebrates 10 years with first graduating class

    Catholic school celebrates 10 years with first graduating class
    Laurie Montplaisir knew her daughter's Catholic elementary school, Old St. Mary's, had crossed a milestone when parents at her parish began asking her what they could possibly do to get their preschool children enrolled. Ten years ago, Montplaisir's...
  • 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...
  • 2014 North Shore Chamber Music Festival preview

     2014 North Shore Chamber Music Festival preview
    The North Shore Chamber Music Festival is a mom-and-pop Chicago classical operation that thinks big. Very big. Internationally big. The event's directors, the celebrated violinist Vadim Gluzman and his wife, pianist Angela Yoffe, take time out from...
  • COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis

    COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis
    The title the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has attached to its ongoing festival — "Truth to Power" — would apply far better to the contrasting political satires Chicago Opera Theater is staging for its spring season at the Merle Reskin Theatre...
  • Support shown for expanding State Street special tax district

    Support shown for expanding State Street special tax district
    Some of the Loop's heavy hitters turned out to a community meeting Wednesday to voice support for expanding a special taxing area that would bring extra services like street cleaning and landscaping to a larger swath of downtown — a plan opposed...
  • A festival for foodies this weekend

    A festival for foodies this weekend
    Cheese and wine on a lazy Saturday, what could be better? Well, how about some artisanal salami? And local (and imported) craft beers? And lots more. It's all free at Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday at Chicago French Market. On hand...