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  • Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots

    Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots
    Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood. After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
  • 11 Valentine's Day gift ideas unique to Chicago

    11 Valentine's Day gift  ideas unique to Chicago
    Locally inspired Valentine’s Day gifts certain to put a smile on your beloved’s face, especially if you both love Chicago almost as much as you love each other.  Abbey Brown body oils. Ditch the typical roses and give Rosebuds Body Oil,...
  • Chicago wedding shopping guide: West Loop

    Chicago wedding shopping guide: West Loop
    Though the West Loop's claim to fame is its buzzy restaurant district, the number of bridal businesses that have put down roots in recent years make it a destination. Note: All shops with the exception of Smitten are appointment-only. If you're coveting...
  • Review: Fulton Market Kitchen

    Review: Fulton Market Kitchen
    Review: Fulton Market Kitchen 311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start *** QUICK HITS Loved it: The large first-come, first-served lounge. It's nice to have someplace in the neighborhood that you can come for...
  • 2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident

    2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident
    Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said. Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
  • Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp

    Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp
    State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said. About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
  • From Austria, with love

    From Austria, with love
    Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie. She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
  • Taking luxury down a notch

    Taking luxury down a notch
    Custom builders are using more lumber and less stone, delivering shrub-free yards, and subbing those Sub-Zeros for General Electric appliances. These are among the efforts of local builders trying to protect their bottom line amid shrinking budgets and...
  • Move over

    Deb O'Dell is a working mother of two who has been renting since her divorce several years ago. "I initially did feel that I had missed the housing boom," she says admits of her first years in the two-bedroom 1,200-square foot Oswego home she shares with...
  • DEAL ESTATE

    Free parking for one year! A free flat-screen plasma TV! Your choice of a free car or furnished condo! In the market for a new condo? You may be in luck. With the housing market in a serious slump, these are just a few of the freebies that anxious...
  • Other visions of home at Elmhurst Art Museum

    Other visions of home at Elmhurst Art Museum
    The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...