• We’re rolling out the welcome mat for recently launched residential brokerage firm Idealty Real Estate (Idealtyrealestate.com). The firm brings a creative approach to the city’s housing market, offering stunning properties and informative neighborhood guides to new homebuyers.
• Steppenwolf Theatre Company amps up the drama with two new appointees: Anna D. Shapiro (above), Steppenwolf ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director, will succeed Martha Lavey as artistic director at the conclusion of the current season, and David M. Schmitz will step up as managing director...
• Chicago native Laura Schwartz (above, at left) took Capitol Hill by storm Sept. 17 when she spoke alongside Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dean Heller to build recognition for Clean the World, a nonprofit that partners with hotels and resorts across North America to distribute recycled soap...
• RPM Advertising blows out the candles on 20 years of business and, to celebrate, the agency’s partners Steve Platcow and Mark Malin (above, with Rhona Frazin and Elizabeth Dozier) hosted 400 guests at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) for an evening of giving back.