| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
"Free Birds," the animated pic from Reel FX that Relativity Media will release Nov. 1, will become the first film that Chuck E. Cheese's has agreed to promote.
The marketing milestone is surprising for the family eatery, given its audience.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Can we talk about keno?
I can't tell whether I'm just getting older and crankier or whether this is the most lowdown, sneaky, thief-in-the-night edition of the General Assembly I've ever seen.
The Democrats who run the joint lost a seat this week in a...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:16 PM
There's one day a year where tons of local establishments will bend over backwards to offer you special deals and discounts. Check out this list of places to go for free stuff on your birthday.
NOTE: Many of the freebies below require you to sign up for...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Bucky Lasek stands atop the vert ramp hunched forward, right hand on his skateboard.
Above his tidy brown chin strip and mustache, deep lines crease his cheeks. He watches other boarders drop in at practice Wednesday.
Tom Schaar, 13. Mitchie Brusco,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Richard Gorelick, the Sun's restaurant critic, is putting together a list of kid-friendly restaurants for a Top 10 Tuesday feature. He's looking for places that are not necessarily only for kids but venues that are also adult friendly (so, maybe not Chuck...
| Jan 12, 2013
Do I turn you on to cool stuff or what? Last week, a great shave. This week, the cosmos. There isn't really anyplace I won't take you. OK, I won't take you to Chuck E. Cheese's — that'd just be cruel, pepperoni in the very corpuscles of the place....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:40 PM
From 2005-07, Muhsin Muhammad starred as the Bears' No. 1 receiver on teams that won two division titles and played in one Super Bowl. He spoke with RedEye about his time on the Bears, locker room games and his infamous quote about receivers in Chicago....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Parents in Lynnwood say their kids are being cheated because a new city gambling ordinance is preventing kids from winning big prize tickets inside the local Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza restaurant.
The ordinance won't allow games at Chuck E. Cheese&...
| Jul 12, 2011
On a humid Monday morning, Erin Carr-Jordan was crawling through the tubey slides of a McDonald's PlayPlace on the West Side.
When she got to the top of the colorful structure, she peered through a cloudy plastic window and mouthed the words: "This is...