| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:28 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The Chicago area's own Michelle Williams has joined the national tour of "Fela!" that's coming to town Feb. 19-23.
Williams, the Grammy winner and former Destiny’s Child, will play Sandra Isadore, show producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In its seventh season, "America's Got Talent" went to the dogs, literally, when Olate Dogs, the dog act led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, won the competition.
That pretty much shows you that any act has a chance in NBC's competition series. So...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago will march in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama, inauguration officials said today.
The team was among the first 24 groups whose participation in the Jan. 21 parade was announced....
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up.
And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
| Mar 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city.
According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
| Oct 30, 2012
Whoever wins the campaign for president a week from Tuesday, this election night is not likely to resemble 2008 on the streets of Chicago.
Four years ago, Chicago police blanketed the streets of downtown as streams of jubilant Barack Obama supporters...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The Chicago Park District Board this evening approved a new 10-year contract for the company that manages Soldier Field.
The board made its unanimous decision about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after an extensive presentation by the evaluation team and SMG,...