| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Officially we know little about the $3.3-billion Universal Studios Beijing theme park planned for the Chinese capital, but unofficially we have plenty of clues.
Located in the eastern suburb of Tongzhou, the 1,000-acre project announced by Universal...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:39 AM
I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment.
I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:48 AM
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando has given its rooms a different look.
You can compare your height with famous musicians in new wall mirrors, while artwork features drumsticks and speakers.
Beds have pillows that say "Be Nice." There are...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:01 PM
A new ride that will be located at a proposed International Drive entertainment complex was announced Thursday.
The drop thrill ride, called Skyfall, will slowly bring riders about 460 feet in the air and taunts them with 15 seconds of feet-dangling...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:47 AM
Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey kicks off its 2015 season Friday and has some crazy coaster madness planned for the season.
The park announced that it will reverse the direction of one of its classic coasters for a limited time this summer and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Another dispatch from the ongoing battle between the working class and Big Oil (Revised Spring Forecast Edition):
After experiencing a brief rollback in mid-March that witnessed Lake County pump prices falling from the $2.50 range to more like $2.25 per...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:50 AM
You might have heard buzz this week about Fury 325, the world’s tallest coaster opening at Carowinds, a theme park in Charlotte, N.C. Some of the buzz has left out a key fact ... plus the fact that within a couple of years, Orlando should have its...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 12:00 PM
With almost 80,000 residents between them, it's easy to see why people live, work and play in Crofton and Bowie.
From fine dining to sporting events to a night at the theatre, there's no shortage of things to do in both areas.
An easy commute to the...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution.
Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:33 AM
You've seen them, you've shared them, you more or less love them: Internet variations on Jeff Foxworthy's moneymaker, "You Might Be a Redneck."
Surely you've stumbled across the one about how "You Know You're From Chicago" if "you drink pop, not soda"...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 2:31 PM
As part of a surge in theme park construction in Asia, the operators of Universal Studios Japan are planning to building a new theme park in Japan, possibly near U.S. military bases on the island of Okinawa.
The news of a new theme park comes only a few...