Supporters of the Chicago Children’s Museum saved the day at the superhero-themed gala, held Nov. 2 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom (600 E. Grand).
I’ve been a journalist for more than 20 years, but there was one pivotal moment that changed the course of my career.
Once upon a time, Goose Island was the sole ruler of the Chicago craft brewery scene, its delicately made brews an antidote to the ubiquitous, mass-produced offerings found at every bar in town. But in the last few years our local brewing scene has bubbled over, and while Goose Island remains the granddaddy of them all, there are dozens upon dozens of new, new-ish and about-to-launch breweries and brewpubs that now call Chicago (and surrounding areas) home, making our city a bona fide craft beer destination.
With the holidays drawing near, hundreds of thousands of travelers will soon book rooms — but not at a hotel. Short-term rentals are gaining traction according to recent numbers posted by Airbnb, the online service that provides a platform for adventurous homeowners to rent unoccupied living space to travelers. In October, the company announced it had served 9 million guests since launching in 2008 — and of that amount, 5 million guests booked nights in the last nine months alone.