| Oct 31, 2012
When a bar opens downtown, there’s really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists?
On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel’s sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been...
| Mar 27, 2013
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Chicago police chased a robbery suspect from River North into Bucktown and shot him after he tried to run over an officer, according to authorities.
Police said the man is wanted in more than a dozen robberies of North Side convenience stores and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:04 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman last Friday, the same day her sister attended President Barack Obama's speech on gun violence, officials said....
| Mar 11, 2012
The first rule of business — any business — is this: Do what you do well.
And what Chicago does well is drink.
Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:19 PM
The Lady Gaga sightings have continued in Chicago.
Gaga was spotted outside her Gold Coast hotel Sunday one week after she was seen having dinner with boyfriend Taylor Kinney, who is in the city filming the pilot for Dick Wolf’s “Chicago...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:22 AM
Where will Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert and the celebrities on hand for their highly anticipated concert Saturday at Wrigley Field hang out once the show ends?
Even a few years ago, they only would have had a few country music-friendly options...
| Sep 14, 2011
"A bit of work" is a legendary expression in the home design world, where renovations get bigger and timelines get longer with the same certainty that the sun rises and sets. Those were the very words Stephen Honeyball used with his design team, James...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Kim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes.
| May 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, who recently lamented that he couldn't sleep in his own bed during the NATO summit in Chicago, will have the chance Friday when he returns for three fundraisers.
The first event is a 5 p.m. reception at the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Rapper-turned-actor T.I. – who will guest star on the second season of the Chicago-based Starz series “Boss” – had lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North Thursday.
T.I. sat at the V.I.P. table at Harry...