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  • Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed

    Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed
    Superman flies across the Chicago skyline in this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo poster. The artist is Tony Daniel, a Chicagoan. "I really wanted to showcase that famous skyline as much as the hero, " said Daniel, who recently joined the...
  • 'Fela!' returns to Chicago; Arie Crown returns as tour venue

    'Fela!' returns to Chicago; Arie Crown returns as tour venue
    "Fela!," the Broadway musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, is returning to Chicago for a week in February. Yet more surprisingly, the Arie Crown Theater, which has been on ice of late, once again has a Broadway-style show within the...
  • Emanuel wants DePaul playing basketball back in Chicago

    Emanuel wants DePaul playing basketball back in Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants DePaul University's men's basketball team back playing its games in Chicago, but he's not publicly stating his preference on where that should happen. Asked about reports the Blue Demons are considering either building a new...
  • McCormick Place stadium bill advances

    McCormick Place stadium bill advances
    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...
  • Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform

    Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he's been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system. The Democratic governor also insisted...
  • Chicago-bound TV pilots to feature a few famous faces

    Chicago-bound TV pilots to feature a few famous faces
    What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common? They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
  • Interview: Michelle Beadle gears up for Chicago half marathon

    Interview: Michelle Beadle gears up for Chicago half marathon
    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,"...
  • 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...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Chicago should benefit from friendly White House

    Chicago should benefit from friendly White House
    As he looks ahead to President Barack Obama's second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel expects funding for roads and mass transit and a push for education reform to be high on the White House's to-do list. Not surprisingly, those agenda items also are close to...
  • First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope

    First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope
    As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August. We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...