| Mar 19, 2014
Hey, Chicago. Think we can be on our best behavior for a few days in early April? You know, be our charming Midwestern selves.
That's all we can do. It's too much to hope for blue skies and 70s, though it would be helpful if we went a few days without...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Right about now, Chicagoans are stir-crazy: anxious to get outside without a puffy coat and enjoy the few warm months the city offers between winters.
Once that first warm day hits, Chicagoans flock to the lakefront trail. It’s where they train...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Parents were concerned for years about shenanigans in the admissions process for Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment (test-in) high schools. Our March 23, 2010 story "How VIPs lobbied schools; Duncan's office tracked politicians and others who...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 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......
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Four years ago, Janesh Rahlan watched the Grant Park presidential election extravaganza play out on TV from the confines of his parent's Aurora home.
"I did want to go, but my parents said that is not happening on a school night," said Rahlan, now 20 and...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area.
Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
| Mar 1, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama rolled out her latest health and fitness initiative in Chicago on Thursday, just as city heath officials released new data showing 1 in 4 of the city's public school students are obese.
The "Let's Move! Active Schools"...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Michelle Beadle has yet to have a testy, hard-to-watch interview with a celebrity in her first year as a correspondent for NBC's "Access Hollywood." She prepared herself for the worst before speaking to actor Russell Crowe and then the "Queen of Pop,"...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul basketball arena and a hotel as part of a massive bill that also featured incentives to build a Downstate...