| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:17 AM
The owner of the city's only Chick-fil-A restaurant today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel to meet with her after Emanuel said the anti-gay marriage views of the fast-food chain's president don't mesh with Chicago values.
Lauren Silich, who owns a Chick-fil-A...
| Aug 9, 2012
In a dental office overlooking the Magnificent Mile, Valerie Carlson teared up as she recalled traumatic dental surgery that left her filled with fear when she was a teenager.
On this day, she was to undergo preparatory work for dental implants. Normally...
| Aug 12, 2012
The soldiers and civilians holed up in Fort Dearborn already were jittery before the orders to evacuate arrived. A recent Indian attack to the west had sent settlers fleeing to the safety of the wooden stockade on the south bank of the Chicago River....
| Aug 13, 2012
| 6:24 AM
Following their show at the United Center Thursday, Coldplay band members Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion hit 10pin Bowling Lounge for food, drinks and, of course, bowling.
I'm told the band members requested anonymity...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:19 AM
CHICAGO - I grew up in Chicago and still go there often. But since I'm visiting my family, I rarely stay in hotels.
Friends post on Facebook about their weekends at the historic Burnham or the boutique James, the bargain Days Inn or the glitzy Wit; it...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Bradford Burner didn't stop to think when he heard a blood-curdling scream and saw a man race through the Westin Hotel and into the streets of the Magnificent Mile still crowded from the Festival of Lights. He gave chase.
"The way the person screamed,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Bargain-hungry shoppers who flock downtown to take advantage of Black Friday sales could seem like easy targets for thieves.
But amid the throngs near the Magnificent Mile on Friday, three bystanders helped a crime victim when they chased a parolee...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Nov 10, 2012
Baltimore's political and business leaders praised the New York-based real estate investment firm purchasing Harborplace as a potential savior for the Inner Harbor mall that has struggled to find the right mix of tenants to appeal to both tourists and...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Thousands of people packed North Michigan Avenue Saturday evening for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.
The Tree Lighting Parade featured more than 40 floats, starting at Oak Street and Michigan Avenue at proceeding south on Michigan Avenue to...