| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The floating island, the so-called "Breakwater Chicago" project, is a terrible idea. The lakefront belongs to all of us Chicagoans. It does not belong to one money-making enterprise.
Instead of even debating this breakwater thing, the city leaders...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:55 AM
There's something for all ages this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.
Conventions catering to sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fans are always rife with cosplay—that is, “costume play,” or dressing up in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
You’re running late and need a ride to make it to dinner with friends.
Do you hail a cab on the corner or use an app to request a pickup from a growing number of rideshare services such as uberX, Lyft or Sidecar?
That choice is creating friction...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place.
The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Rider Strong was at a crossroads with “Boy Meets World” not that long ago.
The 34-year-old actor and director best known for playing Shawn Hunter, the floppy-haired best friend of “Boy Meets World” protagonist Cory Matthews,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:55 PM
The sequel to “Magic Mike” now has a name (‘Magic Mike XXL”), director (Gregory Jacobs) and release date (July 3, 2015), but it remains to be seen if it will have former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Kevin Nash back in...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:11 PM
You normally wouldn't expect to see too many jocks at a comic book convention. But with the Bears' Lance Briggs and Israel Idonije each launching comic books in recent years, it was only a matter of time before their teammates became at least a little bit...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay happened Saturday night. To translate: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, which has been held annually at McCormick Place since 2011 and last year drew more than 50,000 Darth Vaders, Dr. Whos and Spider-Men...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| Apr 24, 2014
Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia.
But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Sitting inside the Pickwick Society Tea Room on Saturday, Ana Paula Vila reflected on her four-hour tour of Joliet, Mokena and Frankfort.
"I'm loving it; I had no idea," said Vila, who is attached to the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.