| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The pitch for a floating entertainment center about a half-mile off Chicago’s shore is gaining the public’s support — and dollars.
The crowdfunding campaign spearheaded by Plainfield native Beau D’Arcy to raise money for his...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
About a mile off Chicago’s shore, a local businessman wants to create a floating city complete with sundecks, restaurants, a swimming pool and plenty of room for boats to dock.
But before the first bottle of champagne can be uncorked on Breakwater...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago.
This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city.
Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:41 PM
With the arrival of the summer construction season, officials in Northfield said they are expecting to see ramped-up activity on the $27 million Illinois Department of Transportation project to widen Willow Road from two to four lanes.
"The project is...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:21 PM
How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 31, 2014
Central to the narrative of “Watch Dogs” is a character by the name of Aiden Pearce, a baseball-cap-wearing vigilante whose […]...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Fun with cardboard boxes
Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the Chicago Children's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs, pull...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:11 PM
You probably won’t understand most of what is being said in the trailer for the Bollywood film, “Dhoom 3,” released today, but you will recognize several of the locations featured in the nearly three minute video.
The third movie in...
| Mar 2, 2014
While most couples try to avoid the doghouse altogether, Tyler Miller and Christa Garza fell in love on top of one — playing Snoopy and Woodstock, respectively, in a summer theater production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in Naperville.