| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:17 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:18 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:21 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...