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  • Comic book convention brings Bears players out of hibernation

    Comic book convention brings Bears players out of hibernation
    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...
  • City halts ride-sharing company's foray into Chicago airports

    City halts ride-sharing company's foray into Chicago airports
    The city has shooed away the first attempt by a ride-share company to make illegal inroads at Chicago's airports, which up until now have been the profitable domain of taxis and limos fiercely competing for passengers. The four-day episode started...
  • McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light

    McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light
    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...
  • Restaurant owners from China tour Arlington Heights school cafeteria

     Restaurant owners from China tour Arlington Heights school cafeteria
    Middle school students who attend South Middle School in Arlington Heights enthusiastically welcomed a group of restaurant owners from China to their cafeteria Monday. As the visitors walked into the bustling lunch room, students waved, cheered and...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    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...
  • 'Small-town' area shows off its world-wide appeal

    'Small-town' area shows off its world-wide appeal
    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. "It's a...
  • Brian Azzarello Interview: Talking about the evolution of Batman and his greatest enemies

    Brian Azzarello Interview: Talking about the evolution of Batman and his greatest enemies
    The stars of comic books, television and movies will be in town this weekend during the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Among the comic celebs will be award-winning writer Brian Azzarello, known...
  • City offers George Lucas Soldier Field parking lots for museum

    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
  • Interview: Rider Strong gets an intense flashback with 'Girl Meets World'

    Interview: Rider Strong gets an intense flashback with 'Girl Meets World'
    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,...
  • Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

     Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location
    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...