Tag: Chicago Tribune

The iconic Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse turns 30 with a luncheon benefiting Misericordia

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated 30 in grand style!
Legendary Rush Street hotspot, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style on April 24 during a luncheon that benefited Misericordia. An overflow crowd turned out to celebrate with Gibson’s principals Steve Lombardo, Hugo Ralli, John Colletti, Kathy O’Malley Piccone, Greg Horan and a host of regulars, longtime employees and loyal fans.... Read more »

50 reasons why I give thanks today and every day

50 reasons why I give thanks today and every day
In this time of such uncertainty, upheavals, terrorism, taxes and crime, I’m excited to write a happy column about gratitude. And even though giving thanks seems particularly topical on Thanksgiving, duh, I give thanks every single day for the following: 1) First and foremost, I’m grateful for Chuck, without him, nothing else really matters. 2)... Read more »

What it's like to reshoot a Playboy Magazine cover, 38 years later!

A shot from my Dec. 1979 centerfold shoot that was taken at photographer Richard Fegley's house in Chicago. His wife served me lunch.
I was floored when I opened the email. It read (in part), “I’m a photo editor on Playboy’s digital team. I’m working on an exciting new project, alongside the Playboy team and Cooper Hefner, for Playboy.com— and we thought this was a wonderful way for you to be involved. Hugh Hefner created the Playmate with... Read more »
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Chicago Tribune photographer, Yvette Dostatni, featured in TIME Magazine

Chicago Tribune photographer, Yvette Dostatni, featured in TIME Magazine
It’s not every day that a friend gets profiled by TIME Magazine, but that is exactly what happened to local photographer Yvette Dostatni! She was chosen as one of only 28 photographers to be featured in its recent article, “Discover the Unsung American Female Photographers of the Past Century“! Yvette is a Chicago native who... Read more »

Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Crain's leaders on the future of print media

Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Crain's leaders on the future of print media
The City Club of Chicago hosted a panel discussion on “The Future of Print Media” at Maggiano’s Banquets with a sell-out crowd and a waiting list of hundreds. This hot topic was addressed by the heads of our top local newspapers: Tony Hunter (Chicago Tribune publisher/CEO); Jim Kirk (Chicago Sun-Times publisher and editor-in-chief) and David... Read more »

A Dog's Life: Internet star Rooney Jordan shares his life in pictures

Santa Rooney
Hi! I’m Rooney Jordan, an 11 year-old PAWS Chicago rescue, and I’m livin’ la vida loca and want to share the fun with you! My mom started dressing me up when I was just a pup. I think it’s because her mother didn’t buy her enough dolls, but that’s a story for another day. It... Read more »
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My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014
What I wish for Christmas, I’ve already received.  Thank you so much Santa!  There’s nothing more important than the health of your loved ones.  2014 has been a tough year for my husband Chuck.  I consider it over now with his latest surgery, a triple hernia operation.  So, as I sit and stare at our... Read more »

Academy Award winner Kevin Kline honored at Chicago International Film Festival bash

Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza presents Kevin Kline with a Career Achievement Award at the 50th anniversary of the Festival's Summer Gala.
Academy Award-winning star of stage and screen, Kevin Kline, was called a “national treasure” by both Robert Downey, Jr., and Siguorney Weaver at the 50th anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival‘s Summer Gala where he was honored with a Career Achievement Award.  Kline, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “A Fish Called... Read more »
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Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation Launch Party

Jane Hirt, Joycelyn Winnecke and Gerould Kern celebrate at Blue Sky Launch
The Chicago Tribune hosted a launch party for Blue Sky Innovation,  its premium website and newsletter aimed at the growing community of innovation-minded professionals in the Chicago area on January 29.   The site will serve as a gathering place for news, analysis and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship. The party, held at River... Read more »