| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Three Oaks is a town of 1,600-some people in southwestern Michigan, five miles inland from Lake Michigan and about 75 miles from downtown Chicago. It has a great tavern, Nelson's Saloon, where you can get terrific burgers; a legendary meat market, Drier'...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Luminaries from Chicago's television, advertising and filmmaking communities filled the ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel for the 49th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards gala April 23. More than 300 people were on hand as...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...
| Jan 17, 2013
They're back: Construction cranes. In downtown Chicago. Lots of them, a visible sign of the more than 2,600 luxury rental units that will be added to the apartment market this year.
About every downtown neighborhood has a project in the works or in...
| Nov 12, 2012
On a warm September day in Chicago, Rishad Tobaccowala counseled a roomful of Leo Burnett executives on how to sell high-tech gadgets -- told in terms of hot dogs.
Tobaccowala, who has spent 30 years at Leo Burnett and affiliated agencies,...
| Nov 11, 2012
A few years after stepping away from her professional life to focus on raising her two daughters, Liz Cicchelli itched to sink her teeth into something beyond volunteering at her kids' school.
She found something way beyond.
Invited by a friend to the...
| Oct 24, 2012
If you close your eyes, the ad for Chanel No. 5 from 30 or so years ago was larded with the very same kind of gibberish found in today's much-ridiculed spots with Brad Pitt.
"I am made of blue sky. And golden light. And I will feel this way forever," a...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Aug 13, 2012
Sept. 21 is an important date at Jellyvision Lab. For starters, it's Chief Executive Amanda Lannert's birthday. It also happens to be Mustache Day, an annual tradition at the Chicago-based technology company. Employees who are able to grow facial hair...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
To mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, Pantone and ad agency Leo Burnett's London office have created a color guide that matches Pantone's color numbers to some of the British monarch's most memorable monochromatic moments -- like the royal...
| May 26, 2012
He was a former advertising executive who became one of television's top producers, bringing powerhouse shows such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing" and "The Waltons" into American homes in the 1970s and '80s.
Lee Rich, co-founder and former president of...