| Jul 4, 2014
Like many of you, I plan to barbecue to help celebrate Independence Day.
That's what the Fourth of July is for most Americans, a party with family and friends, beer and barbecue, sweet corn at its best. And watermelon and fireflies at dusk, then the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:37 AM
We’re about to find out if Kanye West has developed thicker skin since his feud with Jimmy Kimmel.
This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featured “Waking up with Kimye,” a skit in which a delusional and brash...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Director John Landis was all smiles amid the screams and assorted terror at the opening of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. The man behind 1981's "An American Werewolf in London" had a hand in the haunted house based on that movie and was relishing...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's difficult to tell who should be more excited NBC officially picked up “Chicago Fire” for a second season Friday: The cast and crew of the firefighter drama or the Illinois Film Office.
The good news allows the Dick Wolf-produced show to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Maybe Kanye West is still Chicago after all.
The outspoken rapper -- whose Chicago-ness has come into question recently -- had lunch Thursday with fiancee Kim Kardashian at Giordano's Famous Chicago Pizza on Rush Street. The A-list couple posed for...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Kim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:45 PM
High-school football programs that perennially play past Thanksgiving make it look as easy as smiling for a selfie.
That includes Apopka, where coach Rick Darlington rocks old-school offense and stays "as far away from social media as humanly possible."...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:31 AM
In this weekly feature, I ask stars from the sports and entertainment world to name the celebrity that people tell them they look like and/or the ones they’ve been mixed up with.
"Eva Longoria. If we take a picture together, a lot of people are...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund.
Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...