Daily Archives: April 5, 2013

Where Blow by Blow's Katie Gagnon dines for business

Where Blow by Blow's Katie Gagnon dines for business
Co-owner of the Gold Coast's Blow by Blow hair salon, Katie Gagnon often takes a post-rush lunch break around 2 or 3 p.m. with product reps, small-business owners in the beauty industry and, occasionally, her stylists and manager. The shop, which …
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Dramatic transformation on tap for lakefront

Dramatic transformation on tap for lakefront
Barrett Visionary Development's plans for The Couture, a 44-story building planned at the site of the Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center (located southwest of Lincoln Memorial Drive and Michigan Street), which would have a 180-room hotel, 179 …
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Roger Ebert: "You just keep plugging away"

Roger Ebert: "You just keep plugging away"
Back in graduate school in the mid-1990s, I was working on a thesis on fame and journalism, and I emailed questions to a bunch of well-known Chicago journalists. Guess who was the only one to email me back? But talking to him on the phone was a thrill …
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'Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna on Anthony Bourdain and his 'Taste Chicago'

'Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna on Anthony Bourdain and his 'Taste Chicago'
The star of CBS' long-running Wednesday drama pays constant homage to his hometown with Taste Chicago, which he and wife Arlene own and operate in Burbank, Calif. "I have a pretty good day job," he muses. "I don't need this restaurant to pay our bills, …
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