| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Brit Marling has become something of a professional infiltrator.
In the new political thriller “The East,” which she co-wrote and produced with director Zal Batmanglij, the 29-year-old Chicago native plays an intelligence-firm operative...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The stars of “Divergent” took a break from factional feuding in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film currently shooting in Chicago to have dinner together Sunday at Girl and the Goat in the West Loop.
Shailene Woodley, whose character leaves the...
| Mar 22, 2013
Columbus, Ohio-based M/I Homes will discount its amenity options by 60 percent at eight of its town home developments through Sunday.
The town homes are in Batavia, Hanover Park, Lemont, Naperville, Orland Park, St. Charles, Streamwood and Winfield....
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
Are you thirsty enough to take on our ultimate drinking to-do list? Some of the drinks features here are signatures that have become synonymous with the bar or restaurant that serves them. Others are just so delicious they've earned legendary status...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Stephanie Sack owns Vive La Femme, a snappy Bucktown boutique for plus-size fashionistas. While her store tends to be more flattering focused than trend conscious, she says that accessories play a major role in pulling a complete look together.
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless!
Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating!
And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
| Feb 21, 2013
Former Chicago Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye has been hit for a loss on his 3,560-square-foot house in Vernon Hills, selling it Jan. 31 for $532,450.
Ogunleye, 35, played for the Bears from 2004-2009. After being released, he played briefly for...