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Old Town (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Living legacy

    Living legacy
    "Renovation is the opposite of preservation," said the late Chicago businessman Mark Mamolen in a September interview at his Old Town home, a fantastical amalgam of intricately hand-wrought woodwork, bas-relief friezes, painted frescoes, tile mosaics...
  • Bessie Louise Pierce: Gatekeeper to Chicago history

    Bessie Louise Pierce: Gatekeeper to Chicago history
    The bookshelves in the apartment where I grew up in Old Town were heavy with history, most specifically with books about the history of Chicago. Among the best, the very best, were three very thick books handsomely bound in blue and written by Bessie...
  • Jeff Garlin headed back to Chicago

    Jeff Garlin headed back to Chicago
    Jeff Garlin, the Chicago comic and improviser who found fame after his stint on the HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm," is headed home for a series of intimate gigs at the Zanies comedy club. Garlin, who has worked of late in larger venues, will appear...
  • Celebrating Chicago winter on a bike

    Celebrating Chicago winter on a bike
    Chris Swingler’s trip to the office took a little longer than usual Tuesday, which isn't surprising since he spent part of it pushing his bike out of the snow. But despite the single-digit temperatures and unplowed streets, Swingler didn't see the...
  • Executive profile: William Bickford

    Executive profile: William Bickford
    While a student at Trinity College, William Bickford and his roommate spent many nights talking about their passion for architecture and how to best forge a path to professional success and personal happiness. Bickford wanted to be married by age 30. He...
  • The rhythm of the rails

     
    DNAinfo Chicago reports: The Great American Songbook meets the Golden Age of Rail Travel in a newly-announced partnership between Old Town School of Folk Music and Pullman Rail Journeys. For its Chicago-to-New Orleans service on restored Pullman rail...
  • Green Tie Ball is pure imagination

    Green Tie Ball is pure imagination
    There were surprises around every corner at the 22nd Green Tie Ball, themed "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," on Sept. 7. A crowd of approximately 3,500 enjoyed tastings from more than 50 top restaurants, colorful candy stations, whimsical decor...
  • Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast

    Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast
    Boka 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...
  • Outdoor dining in Lincoln Park and Old Town

    Outdoor dining in Lincoln Park and Old Town
    Rocco Ranalli's 1925 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-642-4700 Inside, this eatery is all old-school Italian with brick walls and checked tablecloths. Outside, the massive patio is the perfect place to devour a pizza and a few rounds of craft beer. Corcoran's...
  • Gold Coast cocktail bars

    Gold Coast cocktail bars
    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...
  • Officials: Off-duty officer shoots burglar in Old Town Triangle neighborhood

    Officials: Off-duty officer shoots burglar in Old Town Triangle neighborhood
    Chicago police shot and killed a man in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood before midnight Saturday night, according to police and a union spokesman. The off-duty officer lives in the area and saw a man on the porch of a vacant apartment about 11:30 p....