HUGO BOSS is launching the contemporary BOSS Home collection in March exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide and online... Read more
On your agenda: Gorilla-masked feminist avengers swoop into Columbia College … Béla Fleck gets the band back together … A Tennessee Williams classic takes a strange road at Goodman … plus, what the Columbia College associate professor and indie publisher Zach Dodson is doing this weekend. Read more
With the campaign season heating up, the Obama books keep coming. The latest: The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery, by The New Republic's senior editor Noam Scheiber, published this week by Simon & Schuster. As is the case in most Obama-related books, one of the most entertaining characters is Rahm Emanuel... Read more
Michael Jordan, that most iconic of Chicago sports figures, put his gated Highland Park estate on the market this morning, asking $29 million. It is by far the highest-priced home listed in the Chicago area. A Barrington Hills estate is up for $14.9 million... Read more
Before the housing bust, Hinsdale was the Chicago area’s capital of teardowns, with more than 100 older homes replaced by new construction each year from 2004 to 2007. That pace slowed during the bust, but the demolish-and-replace trend has been percolating back to life—and accelerating in the past few months—say real-estate agents, builders, and the village official who monitors construction in that western suburb. After 29 demolitions in 2010, there were 35 in 2011, says Robert McGinnis, Hinsdale’s building commissioner, and he expects the village to top that in 2012... Read more