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Since 1837, the city of Chicago and the art of photography have come of age together. Here, in a timeline that stretches across parts of three centuries, a look at several important local photographers, as well as some significant dates in the history of Chicago (in red) and photography (in blue) Read more
For more than a century, the Jewelers Row district has been a hard-hustling center of lapidary commerce. The city designated the area, along Wabash Avenue between Washington and Monroe streets, a Chicago landmark in 2003 for its significant mix of A-list architects. Diamonds, of course, are forever—here's a tour of some hallowed halls that deserve the same fate (just in time for your holiday shopping). Read more
In the 1969 Days of Rage, antiwar radical Brian Flanagan and city lawyer Richard Elrod, collided, changing their lives and creating an indelible image. Read more
Three smart restaurants approach the complexities of Indian cuisine from different angles—and all get right to the heart of it Read more
If the holidays seem to take a bigger bite out of your budget every year, it’s not your imagination. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend a grand total of $457.4 billion at retail stores this holiday season, an increase of 5 percent over 2005. Chicago’s contribution to that total will be roughly $12.8 billion. Read more