| Nov 11, 2012
They called him Captain Santa.
For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge.
For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner.
| Jul 21, 2013
Walking through the halls of the Chinese American Service League, Bernarda Wong stops in front of a bulletin board and points to a picture.
"We created a class for people to learn how to get a mortgage," Wong says with pride. "It's my job to know what...
| Jul 28, 2013
Don't read any further if you plan to go to a movie this summer. I'm going to give away the ending to all of them. Stop reading NOW if you don't want to know. Here it comes. STOP!
Here's what will happen at the end of any movie you see with your...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:20 PM
Connoisseurs of really bad television — you know you're out there — whose taste for schlock hasn't been satisfied by the mediocre new fall season should run to the Pasadena Playhouse to see "Under My Skin." The title is meant to be romantic,...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The National Weather Service is now four years into a ten year study to improve hurricane forecasts. There have been promising results so far and no real surprises. But, there is much left to learn. WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling traveled to...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:28 PM
To kick off the 2013 Chicago Tribune Kids Read & Write Program, we asked Chicago-area librarians to suggest well-written, age-appropriate books for summer reading. Below you will find their suggestions, divided into summer-themed categories.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:11 PM
On Sunday, June 16, fifteen congregants from Hiss United Methodist Church packed up cars with suitcases and supplies and headed off to Tennessee. But not for a vacation. They were members of Hiss' VIM - Volunteers in Mission and their destination was...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:34 AM
LGBTs and their straight allies will have even more reason to celebrate during Chicago Gay Pride this year as the festivities are being filmed for a 52-minute documentary that will air on France’s M6—one of the top three TV networks in the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Based on its name, you might think MoonShine Tavern is strictly a place that's good for shots and not much else. And while it does deliver on the shots — its moonshine menu is a mile long — with a talented kitchen staff offering...