| 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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 5:49 PM
It was a "Frasier" reunion at the 48th annual Hugo Television Awards at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on April 19. Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honored actor Kelsey Grammer with the lifetime achievement award, presented by...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Ronald McDonald is being urged to hang up his floppy shoes. Corporate Accountability International has organized a âRetire RonaldâÂ campaign aimed at the red-headed McDonaldâsÂ mascot. They have received support from about 10,0...
| Apr 27, 2011
"Classy with a K," I think we can all agree, is rarely meant as a compliment.
So why would an establishment intentionally bill itself as spelling-averse? (Kustom Kuts, Kozy Korner, Tastee Freez, to name a few.)
Sure, there's the occasional trademark...
| Aug 30, 2010
Fashion contradictions are palpable every September and October, when 80-degree days collide with 50-degree fronts and sandals bump boots on the morning commute.
But irony hangs even heavier in the air this year, with the approach of a second round of...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 9:32 AM
October 16-The Foundation Fighting Blindness will honor Leo Burnett CEO Tom Bernardin with the Visionary Award at its bi-yearly Visions Ball. This fundraising gala helps the Foundation drive research for treatments and cures for blindness caused by...
| Nov 7, 2011
During four decades as a quintessential Chicago ad man, Ron Bess has steered campaigns for clients from McDonald's to Gatorade while climbing the ranks at some of the city's most prominent agencies.
Bess, a natural pitchman, well-schooled leader and...
| Oct 13, 2011
If you're not joining the throngs gathering at Shaw's Crab House for this week's "Royster with the Oyster" celebration, here are a few other seafood specialists worth your attention:
Big & Little's (not rated) 939 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000.