| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:16 AM
There is a certain amount of whimsy attached to Stache, the speakeasy-style nightspot having its grand opening Saturday night in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee District, but its intentions are quite serious.
Befitting the secretiveness of...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:16 PM
In "Check, Please!," WTTW-Ch. 11's long-running hit foodie series, the stars of the show are the chefs who tell the cameras about their restaurants and the real-people guests who spend an episode as food critics.
The host — newcomer Catherine De...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Chicago police have opened a death investigation after a man fell to his death in the Gold Coast neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.
The incident was reported at about 3:30 p.m. after a man fell to his death in the 600 block of North St....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Even after retiring to Florida, Ervin and Margaret Franczak stayed in regular contact with their longtime priest back in Milwaukee.
Especially after Ervin died in 2001, the Rev. James Dokos looked after Margaret, visiting her on occasion and sending...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Fall and winter mean wind, snow, and (sorry to remind you) sleet. In other words, sleek hairdos better run for cover – we’ve got the scoop on fall and winter hair styles. Here, local hair experts weigh in on products to stock up on as the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Ever wonder what the typical rock star is thinking about on stage? Playing the same songs played a million times before? To the same audiences? Night after night? Year after year?
Donald Fagen, 65, co-founder of literate, aggressively dyspeptic jazz-...
| Nov 3, 2013
One night in Chicago, a young man turns on a television set — which is unusual, since he isn't much of a TV watcher, preferring books instead — and finds himself transfixed by the host of a local restaurant review program. She's a well-known...
| Oct 29, 2013
Originally published Oct. 1, 2010
As a child, Diane Lane really, really wanted a horse of her own. Really.
“I was relatively obsessed,” says the 45-year-old actress, “starting with my rocking horse at age 2 all the way through my...
| Oct 25, 2013
From the blue porch ceiling to the missing 13th floor, home can be a superstitious place.
When builder George Dakis has a spec home to sell, one thing is always certain: There'll be yellow flowers outside. For years, Dakis, president of Lake Forest-...
| Sep 26, 2013
They've been waiting patiently for you in stores since earlier this summer: reptilian accessories, slouchy trousers, rugged tweeds and flannels. And now that we've finally felt the first chill, admit it: You're kind of excited to bust out the cool-weather...
| Sep 23, 2013
She's a University of Chicago senior, but native Chicagoan Rae Gray isn't worried about finding a job after graduation. She's been working as an actress since she was five.
"I think education is very important and it's important to have a degree, but...