| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Ty Warner, the billionaire founder of Beanie Babies stuffed toys, was sentenced to probation for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and failing to report his interest income.
U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras rejected federal...
| Nov 17, 2013
A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch delighted the Chicago International Film Festival audience of the new documentary, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," at AMC River East on Sunday afternoon by participating in a brief question and answer session after the credits...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The village of Buffalo Grove has produced a guide to help bicyclists find the main routes to Metra stations.
The League of Illinois Bicyclists initiated the Bike to Metra guide, which highlights preferred bike routes and rates the roads in terms of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Commercial real estate research firm CoStar Group Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Apartments.com from Chicago-based Classified Ventures for $585 million.
Classified Ventures had been shopping the apartment rental website since September, retaining...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest 2013
Connect your brand with the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest's largest literary festival!
On June 7 and 8, the Lit Fest will celebrate its 30th year with two exciting days of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
When it comes to reviews of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," superlatives are in short supply. Most movie critics agree that the reboot of the Tom Clancy action franchise, starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh, is competent — or...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The new rom-com remake "About Last Night" finds Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant following in the footsteps of Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who in the 1986 adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" played a fetching young couple grappling...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:33 AM
WGN Radio is grabbing some air space on the FM band.
The Tribune Co.-owned station, which broadcasts at 720 AM, has reached an agreement to run 87.7 FM through a lease agreement, and will launch a new format on Monday afternoon.
The deal coincides...