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  • 'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming

    'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming
    Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang. The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
  • 11 digital billboards going up along expressways

    11 digital billboards going up along expressways
    Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways. The Illinois Department of Transportation...
  • Interview: Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song

    Interview: Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song
    You can’t blame the Bears’ Matt Forte for having a moment when rapper Tyga mentioned his name on the 2011 remix to Drake’s “The Motto.” Forte had never heard his name on a rap song before, let alone one from the Young Money...
  • 'Transformers' filming in the Loop this weekend

    'Transformers' filming in the Loop this weekend
    This is going to be one of your last opportunities to watch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” film in Chicago. The robotos-in-disguise sequel starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer will be shooting around the 111 S....
  • 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...
  • Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval

    Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval
    After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss --...
  • Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill

    Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill
    The Illinois Senate today sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that will green-light Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul University basketball arena and a hotel. The legislation also includes provision to...
  • Lakefront ribbon bows to nature

    Lakefront ribbon bows to nature
    Maybe you've seen the signs reading "Burnham Centennial Prairie/Native Prairie Planting in Process" along South Lake Shore Drive or the lakefront path. Maybe you've wondered about the grassy plants growing on the east side of the drive, or the trees...
  • Tae Kwon Do champ: 'I don't fear anybody'

    Tae Kwon Do champ: 'I don't fear anybody'
    Movies exist to give us an escape from reality. For tae kwon do champion Tyler Kennedy-Woolridge, they introduced him to a career path. "It all started when I was watching Bruce Lee movies with my mom," the 15-year-old Evanston Township High School...
  • 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,"...
  • U.S. Taekwondo Academy athletes headed to nationals

    Athletes from the U.S. Taekwondo Academy in Bel Air have qualified to compete at the 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Chicago July 3-9 at McCormick Place. This is the first step toward competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which Taekwondo...