| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year.
Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
My fiancé and I kept putting off registering for gifts not because we didn’t want to but because we thought we had plenty of time. We would plan on spending the time at stores, but then other things would come up.
What Keith and I were thinking...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Menards may be coming to Vernon Hills and already has some residents worried about how the store will adversely affect traffic, noise and the quality of the area.
Representatives from Menards and Bradford Real Estate presented a concept plan for the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department.
The 2.8 million-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:56 AM
Crate & Barrel is offering promo codes for free downloads of books and music valued at more than $75 in the App Store.
Titles include "Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition" ($22.99 value), "Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers," ($18.99), "The Flower...
| Mar 8, 2013
Big and old. A daunting combination for most design professionals. But for Julie Fleps, co-founder with husband, Peter, of Fleps Designs Ltd., redoing a 10,000-square-foot, 1894 historic house in Evanston was just the sort of project to get her creative...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Editor's Note: Candice Baker returns with Retail Therapy, bringing you the best in local deals, new businesses and special opportunities.
Rite on: The Pacific Symphony will host a free live simulcast of its "Rite of Spring Turns 100" celebration in...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:08 PM
There's nothing like getting a deal on exclusive labels. With that in mind, Affluent Goods boutique has opened at Newport Coast Shopping Center.
Cleveland native Abbey Said, 28, dreamed up the concept. Consignment shop Affluent Goods sells new and...
| Apr 27, 2013
It's iconic — as in the signature Burberry camel, red, white and black. It's both grungy and sporty (think flannel shirts and pajamas or the seats of lodge-y furniture). It's perky, like a bazooka pink Kate Spade dress. And while it's perhaps not as...
| Apr 14, 2013
University of Chicago computer scientist Ian Foster pressed the clicker and up popped a map of the most sophisticated fiber-optic networks in the world.
On that map, at least, Chicago appeared to be the center of everything, a crossroads of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Losing two of its top retailers for most of 2011 didn’t seem to hurt Wilmette this year — its sales tax revenue bested last year’s …...