Better Makers: Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Releases New Book

Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Releases New Book

Rocky Wirtz attends a book signing for his new book. (Photos by Bonnie Robinson.)

Under leadership of Rocky Wirtz, son of former, late owner William Wirtz, the Chicago Blackhawks have demonstrated what Forbes dubbed “the greatest turnaround in sports business history.” Rocky’s management has led the organization through a complete revitalization; reversing team policies and practices, including the implementation of televising all games, and the addition of instrumental members,

8 of the Most Haunted Places in Chicago

8 of the Most Haunted Places in Chicago

This Halloween, if you love a good scare, consider yourself fortunate to be living in one of the most haunted cities in America. From raging fires to mob history, shipping disasters to phantom hitchhikers, Chicago has something to satisfy any ghost hunter’s palate. So don’t be content to just let fires burn and caldrons bubble.

8 Delicious Fall Recipes Highlighting the Best In-Season Vegetables

8 Fall Recipes Highlighting In-Season Vegetables

Few things bring me more joy come October than the smorgasborg of hearty, in-season fall vegetables. Rustic roots like turnips, rutabagas, celeriac and, of course, potatoes, and a rainbow of squash varietals like delicata, acorn, and spaghetti, are incredibly versatile in the kitchen and make autumn menus shine. These eight recipes utilize the seasonal stars in

James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach on the Awards, #MeToo, and Why JBF Loves Chicago

James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach is Bullish on Chicago

Clare Reichenbach

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) might be based in New York City, but they certainly seem to love Chicago. Since 2015, our “toddling town” has been the site of the James Beard Foundation Awards, and we’ve certainly had our share of winners, be they chefs, authors, broadcast journalists, sommeliers, or restaurateurs. The JBF returns to

Paul Dano Talks ‘Wildlife’ and Making His Directorial Debut

Paul Dano Mill Valley Film Festival

Director Paul Dano

When Paul Dano first discovered Richard Ford’s Wildlife, he was simply looking for a good book to read on the subway. What he found was the inspiration for his directorial debut. An acclaimed actor known for his work in Little Miss Sunshine, Love & Mercy, and There Will Be Blood, the 34-year-old Dano has long harbored the desire to

Is a 3D Mammogram the Only Kind You Should Ever Get?

Is a 3D Mammogram the Only Kind You Should Ever Get?

Allison Beltramini went in for her first mammogram at age 40. She got a call back: She needed a biopsy. The breast cancer scare was unnerving, she recalls, but as it turned out, what her traditional two-dimensional mammogram flagged wasn’t actually cancer — a common scenario, especially for women who have dense breast tissue. Now,

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21 ("Swan Lake" at Joffrey Ballet)

Victoria Jaiani in Swan Lake (Photo by Cheryl Mann.)

The weekend is almost here and there are a variety of can’t-miss events, including the start of Joffrey Ballet’s newest season, two music festivals, a wine tasting experience, and multiple events for Halloween fun. “Swan Lake” Oct. 17-28 Chicago The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2018-2019 season with Christopher Wheeldon’s “Swan Lake,” which is returning to

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure

People’s Energy Welcome Pavilion (Photo by Heidi Zeiger Photography.)

The transformation continues as Navy Pier steps boldly into its second century. Exciting new spaces and dynamic new programing continue to wow the millions of guests who visit the Pier each year. As the People’s Pier, we’ve been expanding our dining, retail, and entertainment offerings and evolving the Pier into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago’s Child-Serving Community

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago's Child-Serving Community

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, stormy skies couldn’t dampen the excitement for the celebration of Bright Promises Foundation’s 2018 Awards. Nearly 300 philanthropists, civic and business leaders, current and past grant recipients, and honored guests gathered in the breathtaking Cathedral Hall of the University Club for Chicago for this joy-filled and inspirational occasion, which marked the

Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Releases New Book

Better Makers: Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Releases New Book
By Emily Stone

8 of the Most Haunted Places in Chicago

8 of the Most Haunted Places in Chicago
By Lee A. Litas

8 Fall Recipes Highlighting In-Season Vegetables

8 Delicious Fall Recipes Highlighting the Best In-Season Vegetables
By Maddie Mays

James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach is Bullish on Chicago

James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach on the Awards, #MeToo, and Why JBF Loves Chicago
By Julie Chernoff

Paul Dano Mill Valley Film Festival

Paul Dano Talks ‘Wildlife’ and Making His Directorial Debut
By Zack Ruskin

Is a 3D Mammogram the Only Kind You Should Ever Get?

Is a 3D Mammogram the Only Kind You Should Ever Get?
By Brittany Anas

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21 ("Swan Lake" at Joffrey Ballet)

Weekend 101: Oct. 19-21
By Anna Carlson

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure

Navy Pier: Chicago’s Lakefront Treasure
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Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago's Child-Serving Community

Bright Promises Foundation 2018 Awards Mark 149th Year of Accelerating Innovation in Chicago’s Child-Serving Community
By Bright Promises Foundation