| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A large part of Tom Gniedziejko's business during the past few years has been buying older ranch homes on Chicago's Northwest Side, adding second-story additions and reselling them.
The deals just aren't what they used to be. Compared with two years...
| Mar 13, 2014
Chicago television producer David Manilow will begin filming his newest public television series, "My Chicago," this week, with the first of six episodes set to air April 25.
Each half-hour episode will feature three people, often prominent, taking a...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:55 PM
Lake Shore Drive completely reopened around 4:20 a.m. this morning, according to Chicago police, hours after a standoff lasting more than 8 hours closed lanes in both directions.
Police late Sunday took into custody a Chicago-area man wanted in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:29 AM
When you encounter a movie titled "Love & Air Sex" (this week at Facets) the obvious question is what is air sex?
"It started in Japan," said director Bryan Poyser, who comes to town for post-show Q&A's Friday and Saturday.
| Mar 28, 2014
On Thursday, Dream Town Realty's website home page contained the typical links to property listings and neighborhood information.
Beginning Friday, the Chicago firm will add a banner to its home page touting its new division, Pride of Ownership, which...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Among the supporters of the TransLife Center are Lana Wachowski, co-director of "The Matrix" and other blockbusters, and her partner Karin Winslow. Wachowski, a transgender woman who is co-directing Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending"...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:51 PM
A doctor with the Chicago Eye Institute was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was accused of videotaping four women in a restroom and a locker room at his offices in Lakeview and Irving Park.
Robert Weiss, 58, surrendered to police Tuesday, and was...
| Jan 31, 2014
Even with the best of maps, you may never know where you're going until you get there.
When Barrie Jean Borich came to the end of writing her most recent book, "Body Geographic" ("a stunningly original memoir," said the Kirkus review), she had no...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting: Lauded Chicago-based tech start-up Threadless, an online T-shirt company that crowdsources designs, has laid off more than a quarter of its staff and closed its Lakeview store. The CEO says the company has...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Nicole Steeves doesn't want her daughter to feel like an outcast when classmates share their experiences from church and talk about learning to live like Jesus.
The 37-year-old librarian and her husband have gone to great lengths to teach their...