| Jul 1, 2014
As the owner of the nation's largest video rental store chain, Keith Hoogland said his biggest challenge is the industry's image problem.
"I'm trying to hire 2,000 people this year, and do people want to work at Family Video (when) they think the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:07 AM
A 20,000-square-foot Lincoln Park mansion officially came on the market on Monday at $18.75 million, making it the city’s highest-priced single-family home listing.
The six-bedroom, Palladian villa-style mansion and surrounding property stretch...
| May 30, 2014
The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Chicago billionaire Jennifer Pritzker, who has amassed an extensive collection of some 35 Chicago-area properties for which she has paid more than $75 million, now can add another one to her portfolio: a landmark, six-bedroom row home on the Gold Coast...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:58 AM
This is your chance to stop being polite and start getting real.
MTV’s “Real World” will hold a casting call for its 30th season Saturday at McFadden’s in the Gold Coast neighborhood from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You must be 21 years old...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Before heading to the Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues game Wednesday at the United Center and watching teammate Charles Tillman take part in Shoot the Puck, the Bears’ Jay Cutler had dinner with friends at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. On one side of Cutler'...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
>>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.
Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Shrimp toast: Here is one of those unexpected unions of two foods, which upon first bite elicits a "well, no duh." The Cantonese have been eating this dim sum/diner staple for decades. A more proper description might be shrimp French toast: minced...
| Apr 11, 2014
Browsing the Internet, I read the headlines: Arizona passes law criminalizing every undocumented immigrant within its state boundaries. For years now, I have been punctually following the attempts to reform the immigration system. From the birth of the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A nurse who talked to Allan Kustok at the hospital where his wife was pronounced dead said the Orland Park businessman told a slightly different story of how he came to find his wife's body than the version he told an emergency room doctor a few minutes...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When it comes to mouthwatering acquisitions, Chicago's first Sonic—recently opened in Uptown—is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next year, some major players from the East and West coasts (and one from Brussels for good measure) are...