| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Although Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, summer construction season will be in full force for weeks to come at the CTA. For bus riders, fall schedules go into effect Sunday on 74 routes; depending on your bus, arrival times, frequency or...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Construction crews are wrapping up demolition for Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation.
Dumpsters full of 1980s décor and fixtures are now being carted out. Coming soon is a more contemporary ballroom at the northern end of the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The CTA will be conducting a lot of ribbon cuttings on rehabbed rail stations in the months ahead, and on Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to do just that at the 70-year-old Harrison station on the Red Line.
The station underwent $10 million in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The formula for success at an auto show is the same as at the new-car dealership: Pack a room with a variety of new products loaded with creature comforts, plus the latest and greatest electronic gadgets that operate at the touch of a button or the...
| Jan 19, 2014
On Oct. 18, 1958, a bizarre-looking apparatus responded to a blaze at a lumberyard on Cermak Road, raised a steel arm hinged in the middle like an elbow, and revolutionized firefighting the world over.
"A fireman in a crow's nest at the top of the tower...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.
L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...