December 8, 2010 --- Chicago magazine celebrated its 40th anniversary with 300 guests at The James Chicago Hotel. Guests were treated to delicious bites provided by David Burke's Primehouse, as well as a luxury prize package raffle from sponsors Abt, Balani Custom Clothiers, Burdeen's Jewelry, Carson Pirie Scott, Circa, chalk boutique, Clifford Law Offices, The James Chicago Hotel, L'Occitane, Macy's, and White House Black Market. The night ended with a champagne toast and custom cake by Tipsy Cake. Specialty cocktails were provided by Don Julio, Tanqueray No. Ten, CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka, and Crown Royal BLACK. Read more
As a creative procrastination measure to avoid making her own New Year’s resolutions for 2011, The Chaser gets the job done for Chicago nightlife.
10: Hire more cicerones. “Cicerone” was a new word for me in 2010. Pronounced sis-uh-ROHN, these “beer sommeliers” are experts at helping drinkers find their next favorite brews... Read more
As previously reported, Jesse Jackson, Sr., met Wednesday night at his Rainbow PUSH headquarters with Danny Davis and Carol Moseley Braun, the two leading African American candidates for mayor. The purpose, Jackson told me in a telephone conversation Thursday morning, was to get them talking-to jump start the dialogue about one of them dropping out to give the survivor a chance to turn the momentum that has been building for Rahm Emanuel. Jackson predicted that the two “old friends” will reach an agreement: “There’s nothing hostile or petty about their relationship….They left the meeting on good terms.”... Read more
List Price: $1,699,000
The Property: The couple who converted this circa 1889 two-flat in Wicker Park into a single-family home were transferred out of the country shortly after the rehab was finished. The home they left behind has a handsome Victorian brick exterior wrapped around a spacious and sunny renovated interior that retains a few nice vintage details... Read more
If your own housing is secure—knock on wood—you may have been watching all these bargain-priced foreclosures from the sidelines, thinking that because you’re not in the market for a new home, you couldn’t take advantage of an appealing investment opportunity. What you may not have known is that there’s a type of IRA that lets you use your retirement funds to buy, rehab, and rent investment property, including foreclosures... Read more