| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Hundreds of three-speed bikes painted "Chicago blue" will hit the streets in June when the city debuts a bicycle-sharing rental program that originally was set to launch last summer, officials are expected to announce Thursday.
Operating under the...
| Apr 15, 2013
Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens.
She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity.
"You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Last October, choreographer Frank Chaves and jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis traveled to Cuba to research a suite they hoped to create together. By immersing themselves in the movement and music of the island nation, they sought to bring something of the...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 5, 2013
Penthouses are increasingly defining the Chicago skyline as developers tap into a niche market for luxury residential properties and savvy buyers and renters see an opportunity to elevate their lifestyles.
Buyers pay a premium for those lofty perches,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music.
“With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves.
“Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
t hasn’t been a good year for veteran fine-dining restaurants, and the year isn’t even one-third complete yet. Le Titi de Paris, an haute-cuisine fixture …...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Taste of River North
630 N. Kingsbury
Pie Guys Pizza Oven
405 N. Wabash Avenue
20" Popeye Pizza
Makes 6 giant slices
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:02 PM
A Chicago bicyclist has sued the city, claiming he fell because the grooved metal decking of the LaSalle Street bridge caused him to fall off his bike, and that a city consultant’s report from 2004 said the city should resurface the bridge to make...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Like any dance professional, Jodie Gates is a master of the art of spotting.
When a dancer uses the technique, they visually fix upon a single point in the distance and keep their eyes set on it, as they undergo what seems to be a dizzying number of...