For decades, the independently owned Parkway Drugs served the pharmacy and shopping needs of Chicago residents with style and personality, providing a fine selection of gifts, magazines, and housewares to peruse while waiting for those curative creams and pill prescriptions to be filled... Read more
January 20, 2011 -- For the 17th consecutive year Chicago magazine honored its Chicagoans of the Year, six individuals who have changed life in the city for the better. The magazine celebrated their achievements at its annual Chicagoans of the Year Luncheon at the Four Seasons Chicago Hotel sponsored in part by American Airlines. The Chicagoans of the Year honorees each received a donation to the charity of their choice, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune Foundation. Read more
Mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins has seen her share of tough times—she spent her formative years at Cabrini-Green, she was addicted to drugs at one point, and her daughter died in a plane crash at 17. The 53-year-old community organizer who founded Target Area Development Corp., a “grassroots social justice organization,” has been in the mayor’s race from the start. But the first-time candidate has polled as low as... Read more
When the chef Paul Wildermuth died unexpectedly on November 13th at the age of 46, he was part of a team working to open a new restaurant in the South Loop called Tribute (Essex Inn, 800 S. Michigan Ave.; no phone yet). ... Read more
List Price: $2.59 million
The Property: From its large turret to its leaded-glass windows and beamed ceilings, this well-kept home from 1893 (with a 1930s addition) contains many attractive Tudor details... Read more
Our top five picks for things to do this week: Life-changing theatre, no exaggeration . . . Nutt hangs again at the MCA . . . screenprint it yourself at the Block . . . and more Read more