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  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • 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...
  • Interview: 'Jessie' star Debby Ryan deliberately taking it slow

    Interview: 'Jessie' star Debby Ryan deliberately taking it slow
    You could say Debby Ryan is a late bloomer, by Disney Channel standards. Disney gave Ryan her first starring role in a TV series, “Jessie,” when she was 18, which may not sound old until you consider Miley Cyrus was 12 when she was cast in...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • Eschew on this: The grand marshal of world-weariness says it’s OK to hate parades and stay home

     
    Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
  • 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...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Sighting: Obama's McCormick Place rally leaves celeb supporters star-struck

    Sighting: Obama's McCormick Place rally leaves celeb supporters star-struck
    Barack Obama once again seemed to have a firm grip on the Hollywood vote during this year's election, so it's no surprise that stars came out to support the president Tuesday at his election night rally at McCormick Place. And because, to them, there...
  • The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
    Channel your inner child and kick off the holiday season right with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival!  Come down early and enjoy the seasonal buzz of the city by strolling the window displays at Macy’s (http://www.visitmacyschicago.com/events....