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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

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  • The time is right for making memories

    The time is right for making memories
    Music is a large part of the holiday scene, of course, and so it was a bit strange to be standing on Michigan Avenue two Saturdays ago amid the mob that grows larger every year to experience the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and listening to Hlengiwe...
  • Interview: 'Girl Meets World's' Sabrina Carpenter is in the holiday spirit

    Interview: 'Girl Meets World's' Sabrina Carpenter is in the holiday spirit
    Sabrina Carpenter got the impression that she was waving to a whole bunch of people who had no idea who she was when she took part in the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival parade in Garden Grove, Calif., in 2013. It was her first parade, and her Disney...
  • Interview: Boy-bander Kendall Schmidt branches out

    Interview: Boy-bander Kendall Schmidt branches out
    Kendall Schmidt thinks a sweater may have been a bad choice for his “Windy City Live” performance. The actor and singer — best known as one-fourth of the Nickelodeon boy band Big Time Rush — was clearly sweating on Thursday as he...
  • Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: 'Nice to start the holiday season'

    Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: 'Nice to start the holiday season'
    The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival drew an enthusiastic throng to downtown Chicago on Saturday evening, including out-of-towners who came to watch the spectacle. "The floats are neat. I like the lights," said Melanie Davison, who traveled from St....
  • Dylan's Candy Bar opens for holiday sugar rush

    Dylan's Candy Bar opens for holiday sugar rush
    It's like the Fun Size of openings: Dylan's Candy Bar has unlocked its doors and stocked some jars at 445 N. Michigan Ave., just in time for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, when it will be giving away gummy-bear ornaments with any $25...
  • Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival

     Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival
    Metra will offer extra trains and more seating capacity on most of its lines Saturday to accommodate people who travel into Chicago for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The festival, which will feature live music and a tree lighting parade, draws...
  • CTA performance report shows bus service problems

    CTA performance report shows bus service problems
    The CTA is having trouble with large gaps in its bus service, according to performance metrics released this week. From April through November, the agency did not meet its monthly target for the amount of time between two buses on a route, according...
  • Lawsuit filed by doctor stabbed after Mag Mile lights festival

    Lawsuit filed by doctor stabbed after Mag Mile lights festival
    An Oak Brook doctor who was stabbed in the neck and face during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant in November is suing his alleged attacker along with the restaurant and hotel that houses it. Mir Shah says he was violently attacked and...
  • Bronzeville among city sites seeking Obama library

    Bronzeville among city sites seeking Obama library
    The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence. Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
  • 'Jessie' actress Debby Ryan appearing at Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    'Jessie' actress Debby Ryan appearing at Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
    This one’s for the kids. Debby Ryan (“Jessie,” “The Suite Life on Deck”) will perform Nov. 23 at the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade and then take part in a Radio Disney-sponsored meet-and-greet Nov....
  • Two signs winter's on way: Bitter cold, lights festival

    Two signs winter's on way: Bitter cold, lights festival
    If anyone at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival was doubting winter’s impending arrival, they were jolted to reality Saturday by frosty temperatures and piercing winds that made for some of the chilliest November weather in recent memory. The...