| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:52 PM
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,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:56 PM
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,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
Review: Fulton Market Kitchen
311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900
Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start
Loved it: The large first-come, first-served lounge. It's nice to have someplace in the neighborhood that you can come for...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:06 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2008
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...
| Oct 7, 2007
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...
| Sep 8, 2007
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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,...