| 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...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
You’ve heard of BYOB. What about BYOD?
Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago.
The city previously required a separate...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
Pickles? Cocktail onions? Celery? Eh. While a great bloody mary certainly starts with a balanced, housemade mix, it's the over-the-top skewers that make the bloodys at certain bars and restaurants memorable. In their quests to assemble the most outlandish...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A high-end custom clothes maker whose clients have included celebrities has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman who lives in his Gold Coast apartment building.
Elhadji Gueye, 49, whose HAJ Designs has made clothes for Mike Tyson and comedian...
| May 22, 2013
Back when Jamie Dimon still lived in Chicago, before he had ascended to the top of New York-based JPMorgan Chase, his Gold Coast home earned a reputation each Halloween as a must-visit destination, drawing trick-or-treaters from well beyond the...