| Mar 16, 2014
Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Chicago aldermen are poised to approve a $7.4 million settlement to a woman severely injured when a drunken city worker plowed his city pickup truck into a crowd on a Gold Coast sidewalk.
Nanny Jennifer Anton was pushing a stroller carrying a 20-month-...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:20 PM
E-cigarettes will join regular smokes and other tobacco products as forbidden in most indoor public places in Chicago after aldermen today passed a measure backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to restrict where electronic cigarettes can be used and how they can...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2013
When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom.
Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:27 AM
The “Top Celebrity Hangouts of 2013” list continues this week with a very familiar name to those who have been following the rankings the past few years. Whereas No. 5, Siena Tavern, is a newcomer (it opened in February), the No. 4 hot spot on...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Few phrases quicken my pulse as reliably as "a new Paul Kahan restaurant." I've been counting the days since I heard that One Off Hospitality (Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kahan, among others) was developing a rustic, seafood-focused Italian...
| 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'...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Newlyweds Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) and Adam Brody (“The OC”) had brunch Saturday at Little Market Brasserie at the Talbott Hotel in the Gold Coast. Meester is in Chicago rehearsing with James Franco (“127 Hours”...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Sophia Bush took a break from chasing criminals on the set of the upcoming “Chicago Fire” spinoff, “Chicago PD” to get dolled up for an appearance at the Coach store in the Gold Coast.
“Marina (Squerciati) and I had the...