| Feb 10, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Winner: “Pass me my checkbook.” – Dan Wehrenberg, Chicago
1st: “Rahming speed!” – Sally Soltys, Elmhurst
2nd: “Looks like it’s Chicago’s annual running of the lights festival.”...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:06 PM
It snows year-round for Costa Mesa resident Cole McLaughlin.
The artist, who grew up designing and working in his family's precision sheet metal business, decided to combine his love for snow and metal-making expertise into creating giant snowflake...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere:
Jan. 1 — New Year's Day
Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent.
Jan. 12 ...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:36 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 8:18 AM
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....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:03 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:13 AM
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....