| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:16 PM
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.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:23 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
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......
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:21 AM
"American Idol" finalists Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams will perform at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on North Michigan Avenue November 19.
The season 10 alums will hit the BMO Harris Bank Stage (401 N. Michigan) in the afternoon and perform...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Haley Reinhart would like to apologize to the fans who waited for her outside of the Allstate Arena in August.
The Wheeling native — who hasn’t been home much since finishing third on Fox’s “American Idol” in May —...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Mickey, Minnie and Disney turned the Magnificent Mile into the Happiest Place on Earth Saturday night during the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kickoff weekend.
Activities on Pioneer Court at 401 N. Michigan Ave. began at 11 a.m. The mild but windy...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The day after Lockport native CM Punk won the WWE Championship at the Allstate Arena in mid-July, there were photos on TMZ of Punk celebrating with the title on the streets of Chicago. Not long after that, Punk was appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live&...
| Nov 11, 2012
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”...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:44 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Thousands of people packed North Michigan Avenue Saturday evening for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.
The Tree Lighting Parade featured more than 40 floats, starting at Oak Street and Michigan Avenue at proceeding south on Michigan Avenue to...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Just one day after attending a meeting to reintroduce felons into their communities, a recent parolee with a decades-long rap sheet and history of violence stabbed an Oak Brook doctor during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant over the weekend,...