| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season.
The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric.
As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The latest escalation in the dispute over Wrigley Field’s renovation unfolded Monday, with the Cubs revealing they sought final city approval to put up a beer advertising sign in right field and rooftop club owners threatening to sue to block the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates.
These are two bad ideas...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Tribune Co. has added a second television executive to the role of chief operating officer for its broadcasting division, the company announced Monday.
Kathy Clements, former head of media operations for Belo Corp., will jointly oversee Tribune Co.'s...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the editorial side of the magazines is placed under control of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Actor Dave Madden, best known as the grumpy band manager on the hit series "The Partridge Family," died Thursday at age 82. To commemorate his career, especially his most high-profile role, Antenna TV, owned by the Tribune Company, which also owns The...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Tribune Co. on Friday completed its acquisition of the independent Local TV Holdings group, transforming the Chicago company into one of the largest broadcasters in the nation with 39 television stations.
The move, announced by Tribune Chief Executive...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Tribune Co. has closed on its $2.73 billion acquisition of Local TV, making it one of the country's largest television station owners, the company announced Friday.
The deal, which was approved by the Federal Communications Commission last week, adds...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WGN America is new to the scripted drama business, but its first series, "Salem," is looking like a scary winner.
The story of the infamous witch trials in 17th century Massachusetts, "Salem" will premiere April 20, the network has announced. It's second...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian has told staffers that the fledgling cabler is on its way to being "the envy of the industry" as it heads into 2014 with ambitious plans.
O'Brian can be forgiven for a little hyperbole in her year-end memo to the...