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  • Contemporary opens first exhibit after nearly three-year hiatus

    Contemporary opens first exhibit after nearly three-year hiatus
    Nearly three years after the Contemporary arts organization abruptly shut its doors in mid-exhibition and eliminated the jobs of its five-member staff, a big neon "C" on the outside of the KAGRO building in Station North will glow cherry pink Saturday...
  • Feds slam Japanese maker of faulty airbags

    For a quick take on the latest consumer news, check out Friday's Consumer Confidential segment on KTLA-TV: Airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cracks down on Japan's Takata for not cooperating with federal investigators. Takata's...
  • 'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry

    'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry
    "Hooray for Chicago" does not have the same zip as "Hooray for Hollywood," but at the turn of the 20th century, before there was a Hollywood, Chicago was America's epicenter for film production, distribution and exhibition. This piece of film and city...
  • Fraud charge to be dropped if TV producer repays victims with Palm Beach businesses

    Fraud charge to be dropped if TV producer repays victims with Palm Beach businesses
    The criminal case against a Miami woman accused in 2013 of posing as a TV producer selling spots for an unaired "Best of the Palm Beaches" show was resolved just prior to a scheduled trial this month. On Feb. 10, Jessie Alexander, 42, signed a "pre-trial...
  • La Grange gets shout-outs on TV sitcom

    Every once in a while, our community gets a little bit of fame. In 1995, I thought it was the coolest thing that Sandra Bullock was in La Grange filming a movie in the historic district. In the early 2000s, a scene from the TV show "ER" was shot at the...
  • Vicki Lawrence endures because of memorable characters

    Vicki Lawrence endures because of memorable characters
    Comedian Vicki Lawrence has a simple rule for success: create something that people will remember. "Everyone has fond memories of 'The Carol Burnett Show' and the characters we did," said Lawrence, whose most famous character is Thelma Harper, better...
  • 2nd Ward aldermanic race tops $1 million

    2nd Ward aldermanic race tops $1 million
    If money talks, it will have a lot to say in the new 2nd Ward come Election Day. More than $1 million has poured into the campaign coffers of the six candidates who want to represent the ward, which cuts across 13 North Side neighborhoods stretching from...
  • Women are setting the stage for a red-carpet rebellion

    Women are setting the stage for a red-carpet rebellion
    The red carpet, I've always thought, is Hollywood back-scratching at its best. Celebrities, treated more or less like objects, get free publicity, free dresses and the warm glow of knowing that they've reached the top. In turn, fashion designers and...
  • HBO's new streaming service to launch soon with 'Game of Thrones'

    HBO's new streaming service to launch soon with 'Game of Thrones'
    HBO's highly anticipated streaming service will debut April 12, according to a report from International Business Times. The network hopes to launch the standalone service, to be called HBO Now, in April to coincide with the fifth season premiere of...
  • John Lithgow tells new tale in one-man show

    John Lithgow tells new tale in one-man show
    Although multi-talented performer John Lithgow has toured with the one-man show "Stories by Heart" since 2008, the piece will have a partial debut when Lithgow performs it at the Paramount Theater in Aurora on March 7. "'Stories by Heart' is a two-act...
  • NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' says farewell

    Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television. The Nielsen company said an estimated 4.15 million people saw the show exit...