| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Over lunch in Chicago's River North neighborhood the other day, the playwright Noah Haidle, a restless spirit, was chortling at a menu item at Restaurant Beatrix.
"Enlightened Caesar," he said. "That's really obnoxious." From there, Haidle, who is a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:41 PM
An upcoming work by Thodos Dance Chicago will be a collaboration between a leading artist of the dance world and a leading artist of the architecture world. Troupe founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos will work with Jeanne Gang, she of Studio...
| Jul 4, 2013
Longtime political strategist and NBC News political analyst David Axelrod, who has advised President Barack Obama in both of his successful presidential election campaigns, has listed his three-bedroom condominium unit in Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Motorola and the Merchandise Mart have more than 160 years of local history between them. Now the two institutions are giving Chicago's burgeoning high-tech scene a major boost.
Smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility is moving its headquarters from...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 1:20 PM
What do Chicago restaurants Spiaggia, Table Fifty-Two, Girl and the Goat and Topolobampo have in common? They all feature former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants in their kitchens. And, not coincidentally, they’...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Nov 8, 2012
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15.
Article originally published July 10, 2012.
Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:13 AM
More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer.
Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
| 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...