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  • Video/Q&A: Chicago native 'Flight' director Robert Zemeckis

     Video/Q&A: Chicago native 'Flight' director Robert Zemeckis
    Raised in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland, 61-year-old director Robert Zemeckis hasn’t achieved much as a filmmaker. Oh, wait: He’s only made classics like “Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and...
  • Sighting: Bulls were on parade for New Year's Eve

    Sighting: Bulls were on parade for New Year's Eve
    Rather than spend New Year’s Eve at a private party or on the couch watching the ball drop on TV, some celebrities braved the Chicago-in-January weather and hit the town to ring in 2014. The Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Bears’ Alshon Jeffery,...
  • In the Heart of Chicago, a hub of restaurants and history

    In the Heart of Chicago, a hub of restaurants and history
    The street appears frozen in time. If you stood at 24th Street and stared south down Oakley Avenue, the view probably doesn't look that different from 30 years ago. This is the heart of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. On this stretch of Oakley there'...
  • Kelsey Grammer films 'Transformers 4' in Chicago

    Kelsey Grammer films 'Transformers 4' in Chicago
    Whatever the 100 or so extras were frantically running away from during “Transformers 4” filming Sunday at Cloud Gate (better known as The Bean) in Millennium Park, Kelsey Grammer, who plays a villain in the film, was nonchalantly walking...
  • Sighting: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton at Chicago Cut

    Sighting: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton at Chicago Cut
    Robin Thicke had company when he came to Chicago over the weekend to perform at V103's 25th anniversary concert at the Allstate Arena. The "Blurred Lines" singer -- who seems to perform or make a promotional appearance here every other month -- was...
  • It's Still Her Dream House

    It's Still Her Dream House
    Phyllis Diller likes to stay put when it comes to where she lives. Other celebrities may move as frequently as they change wardrobes. Not Diller. She's in her 37th year in her 10,000-square-foot Brentwood home. "It was the house I always dreamed of,"...
  • Chicago Halloween party guide

    Chicago Halloween party guide
    So much for hoping that Halloween plans would just manifest like a friendly spirit. Now Oct. 31 is here and you're about to be as disappointed as a trick-or-treater handed a toothbrush. Luckily, these 10 bashes either don't require reservations or have...
  • Chicago, that tippling town

    Chicago, that tippling town
    The first rule of business — any business — is this: Do what you do well. And what Chicago does well is drink. Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is...
  • February 14 - 18

    Dollar Tree - Wishcraft - Red Kite Roundup Monday, February 14 Dollar Tree 2931 W. Addison Street Chicago (773) 478-3429 www.dollartree.com Tuesday, February 15 Wishcraft 2312 West Roscoe Street Chicago (773) 348-WISH www.wishcraftworkshop.com...
  • At the Pump Room, everything must go

    At the Pump Room, everything must go
    It’s the ultimate garage sale and everything must go. Memorabilia from the Ambassador East Hotel and the Pump Room, once a celebrity stopover in trips from New York to Hollywood, will be available to the public in a 12-day liquidation sale starting...
  • Pump Room nostalgia items sell out

    If you were waiting to score memorabilia from the Pump Room, time’s up. The public liquidation sale of mementos from the Ambassador East Hotel and its famous restaurant in the Gold Coast is sold out and officially closed on Tuesday, according to a...