| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Shoppers in northwest suburban Arlington Heights were of mixed emotions on Friday about parent company Safeway's recent decision to either close or sell its local Dominick's grocery stores.
Dorothy Maierhofer, a 50-year resident of Arlington Heights,...
| Sep 29, 2013
When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections.
And now calls are trickling in from...
| Sep 24, 2013
Unable to find the recipe for cheesy chowder served at Marshall Field’s Bowl and Basket restaurant, I invited readers to send one in if they had it. (See original question below) Eden Rosenbush, chef and owner of Chicago’s Big Red...
| Aug 11, 2013
When Chicago police Officer Bob Angone was 43 years old, finding love was the last thing on his mind.
"I was married to my job," says Angone, now 72 and retired. "I was in charge of one of the undercover units, and at that time (1983) the city was...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Graceland Cemetery, which spreads majestically across 125 acres north and east from the corner of Clark Street and Irving Park Boulevard, is an easy place to spend an entire day, wandering among the more than 100,000 people spending eternity there....
| Jul 31, 2013
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Donna Smith, 53, of Aurora, owns Occasions, an artisan gift store representing 27 artists around the world, including many local artists. It is called Occasions because Smith said it has a gift for every occasion: wedding, baby, birthday, new home,...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| Jun 26, 2013
You probably wouldn’t imagine Paul Feig, the creator of the short-lived NBC classic “Freaks and Geeks,” staring death in the face during a ride-along with cops. And you shouldn’t.
“I’d be absolutely useless,”...
| Jun 5, 2013
Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...
| Mar 8, 2013
For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue.
But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...