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Business improved at the Tinley Park Convention Center in the first full year of operation following a $22 million expansion that more than doubled the size of the venue, and officials tout an increase in hotel occupancy in the south suburbs as well....
A project to build a convention center near O'Hare International Airport has been temporarily stopped by a federal judge after a government lawsuit accused the developer of trying to bilk Chinese investors out of millions of dollars. Anshoo Sethi's...
In his job overseeing two small school districts in affluent Lake Forest, Harry Griffith was among the highest paid public school administrators in the state, bringing in $362,000 last academic year alone. And on top of his regular earnings, Griffith...
Less than 48 hours after Pete Wentz denied that Fall Out Boy was reuniting and told the Tribune "don't hold your breath that it's happening," the Chicago-area quartet’s website revealed Monday that the band has a new album and tour on the way....
Rodrick Markus reached for the top shelf of a metal cabinet at the back of his office. "I know, I know, I know," he said to himself. His fingers worked across a row of jars and stopped at a tall glass cylinder. I had asked him about rare ingredients. Rare...
Tags: Naha, Alinea, Chicago Restaurants, Landforms, Caviar
At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel. Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
Tribune reporterAn Oak Brook doctor who was stabbed in the neck and face during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant in November is suing his alleged attacker along with the restaurant and hotel that houses it. Mir Shah says he was violently attacked and...
Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area? NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
The Wall of Bad Art at the Hotel Lincoln, the newly renovated boutique hotel in Lincoln Park at the corner of Wealthy and Twee, is a monument to iffy talent and questionable taste. It is a reminder of how bad art can get funneled through wood-paneled...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Painting, Arts, Doris Day, Neil Young
South Florida Sun-SentinelFort Pierce cops got a call on the Fourth of July about a man who seemed very drunk in an old pickup truck trying to buy dope, reports Will Greenlee in his Off the Beat blog for TCPalm.com. The caller referred to him as a "fat (buttocks) cracka,"...
If only it were so easy to pithily proclaim 2012 as the Year of the (fill-in-the-blank). But there's really no one thread that neatly ties together the Chicago restaurant scene these last 12 months. A restaurant that put Chicago on the culinary map 25...
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