| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:57 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:23 AM
"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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
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...
| 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:15 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:13 PM
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...
| May 21, 2013
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...