| Sep 11, 2013
Whether you prefer yours shaken or stirred, there's no shortage of cocktail spots to provide your fancy-drink fix.
First, order up at The Barrelhouse Flat (2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421), a sexy two-floor lounge where progressive bartenders push the...
| Oct 20, 2013
The way James Vest initially envisioned it, he would propose to Kat Carolan while she sky-dived over Chicago, like this:
"Her chute would gently part the clouds and there would be nothing but our green world below, and somewhere directly below, would be...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Oct 11, 2013
My wife, a creature of habit, likes to shop at Dominick's. Each trip to the store means going by several rival retailers, each of which has, in recent years, stepped up its game in a bid to snag some or all of our grocery business.
There's a small indie...
| 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...
| May 2, 2013
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has paid $1.47 million for a five-bedroom, French Normandy-style house on nearly 5 acres in Mettawa, about 35 miles northwest of the city.
Forte, 27, bought the 6,062-square-foot stucco and brick house, which was...
| Mar 21, 2013
Retired Cubs star Ryne Sandberg sold his 2,500-square-foot, vintage co-op unit last week in Streeterville for $580,000.
With the sale, Sandberg no longer owns any real estate in Chicago. With the exception of two years in the 1990s, he had owned...
| Apr 18, 2013
Retired White Sox slugger Frank Thomas has listed two houses, one in Libertyville and the other outside Las Vegas, asking for a combined $4.45 million.
Thomas, 44, known as "The Big Hurt," played his final game in 2008 and retired in 2010. He now...
| Jun 13, 2013
WGN-Ch. 9 reporter Julie Unruh has a contract pending to sell her three-bedroom vintage house in east Winnetka, which is listed for $819,000.
Unruh, 44, a Chicago native, joined the station in 2001 after working for CLTV.
Unruh and her husband paid...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Here's the thing about the most popular celebrity hangouts in Chicago: They're always changing.
What was popular four years ago gets replaced by what opened four months ago. And what was once a restaurateur's or nightclub impresario's baby is now an...