The city held its official Veterans Day ceremony last Tuesday at the new Soldier Field. It was, city officials proclaimed, a twofer event–a chance to honor vets, and a chance to show off the war memorials that were part of the $680-million project. “Before, Soldier Field was just a name,” 11th Ward alderman James Balcer, […]
The legendarily combative architect is trying to keep his cool as he works toward what may be the crowning achievement of his career.
Leaving behind their family-style Chinese carryout joint, Mandarin Garden, in Evanston, the Lin family–Chen Shing, his wife, Hui Chu, and their son Jun–opened the pan-Asian GREEN GINGER in Wicker Park this September. “It gives my dad a chance to cook the upscale traditional Chinese food he was trained to cook in China,” says Jun, who […]