| May 31, 2014
| 12:18 PM
A 29-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with the shooting and attempted robbery of a 66-year-old Gold Coast business owner earlier this year.
Tyneil Washington was arrested "without incident," according to a press release from the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Little Market Brasserie, the Gold Coast restaurant inside the historic Talbot Hotel, is rebranding itself as Mercadito Fish and will officially re-open July 7. (The restaurant has already "soft opened.")
The restaurant, located at 10 E. Delaware St.,...
| Jun 17, 2014
Marcello Franchini, an Italian immigrant who met his American wife while on a train ride from Paris to Rome, came to Chicago in the 1950s and opened a boutique with his bride on the Gold Coast.
La Colonna, named for a monument in Rome where Mr....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
No. 3 from Virant: Paul Virant, who was nominated for a James Beard Award for best chef in the Great Lakes region, is opening his third restaurant. Vistro is scheduled to open in Hinsdale (112 S. Washington St.) in late summer, and will offer “an...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:40 AM
This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:32 PM
A “distinctive” neck tattoo led police to the man charged with killing a Gold Coast business owner, prosecutors said today as a judge ordered the alleged killer held without bail.
Tyneil Washington, 29, has the name “Pam”...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Trey Songz liked The Underground so much on Saturday, the R&B singer came back to the Near North club on Sunday – this time with R. Kelly and J. Cole. The three artists performed at 107.5 FM WGCI’s Summer Jam concert Sunday at the United...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton is in Chicago, and we likely have Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander to thank for it.
Upton had lunch Monday on Tavern on Rush's patio with Verlander -- whose team kicked off its series with the White Sox...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:09 AM
A Greek Orthodox priest in Glenview will be charged with felony theft amid allegations that he took more than $110,000 from a church trust fund to pay personal expenses including shopping trips, upscale dining and Christmas decorations for his home,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:16 AM
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Wednesday sold his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $825,000.
A Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox’s 2005 World Series-winning team, Contreras, 42,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A 37-year-old man on parole for robbery is accused of stealing and trying to guzzle down a $92 bottle of Patron tequila he’d taken from a Gold Coast area restaurant on Monday afternoon, police said.
Jhoshun Lyles, 37, entered Devon Seafood...