| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:35 AM
By day, Israel Idonije is a fairly mild-mannered defensive end for the Chicago Bears. By night -- or at least in the off season -- he’s a comic book auteur.
Idonije this afternoon will be manning a booth at McCormick Place for C2E2, the comic...
| 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.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Right about now, Chicagoans are stir-crazy: anxious to get outside without a puffy coat and enjoy the few warm months the city offers between winters.
Once that first warm day hits, Chicagoans flock to the lakefront trail. It’s where they train...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Friday unveiled its new $26 million remodeling of international Terminal 5, complete with 24 new upscale retail shops and restaurants, some of which are Chicago originals.
Airport officials conceded...
| Apr 8, 2014
The Shannon Rovers played the bagpipes, green-jacketed volunteers and labor reps cheered wildly and the Chicago Bucket Boys street performers tapped out frenetic rhythms as international travel buyers and journalists wound their way into McCormick Place...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Any Chicagoans fed up with the way they're living these days, or how society works in general, have a chance to create a brave new world—if they make it through auditions for Fox's "Utopia" reality series.
Casting producers for "Utopia" will be...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Visitors to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show will do the same as those who attended the very first show in 1901 — stand and look at the hardware on the floor or slip inside the machines for a test ride on a track within the exhibit hall.
Of course there...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Some of the most exciting, intriguing and unique vehicles you'll see at auto shows are, without a doubt, concept cars. However, automakers aren't churning out the wild concepts of old much these days, and you'll have to look hard to......