| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
What happens when kids start small fires? They turn into not-so-small fires.
Case in point: there was a major explosion at a warehouse in Morganfield, Kentucky. But wasn't just any warehouse, it was Uncle Mark's Popcorn factory.
The explosion was so...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:29 AM
It was another Saturday, another social event.
My editor had given me an assignment to write about a local strawberry festival.
I had covered the annual event in previous years. I remembered that the people there were charming and that the strawberry...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:07 AM
A Beverly Woods gourmet popcorn shop was open for business today, but its workers still "shaken up," after two robbers hit the shop and sped away down Interstate 57 about a mile and a half away -- causing a crash that injured seven people.
| Jun 16, 2012
Jen and I met at Ohio University and started dating while she worked in Chicago and I worked in Washington. We came to Los Angeles in 2001 (her) and 2002 (me). Then, like all couples who move to Los Angeles, we broke up. After two years together, the "L....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One of two men seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 57 Thursday after police say they robbed a Beverly Woods gourmet popcorn shop has been charged in the heist.
Charged with armed robbery with a firearm is Robin Walker, 33, of the 8000 block of S....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:02 AM
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| Jun 21, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Emporium Arcade Bar
1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. No phone yet
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
Let's get one thing straight: Emporium Arcade Bar doesn't need any press coverage to survive in Chicago. The concept—a throwback arcade that...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:00 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Convention Center may be ground zero for everything Comic-Con, but businesses throughout downtown are looking to cash in. Many are dressing up to attract convention attendees.
"It’s very cool to see every year. You never...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Movie Night is a great theme for a casual party. It’s perfect for a Friday night when friends are up for a relaxed evening that’s simple and fun. But, even a low-key movie night needs a theme. Choose one or two films from our favorite...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:30 PM
On tonight's WGN News at Five, we're heading to one of Chicago's other popcorn shops.
We went to talk to Jennifer and Tim Donnelly, the husband and wife team at Mother Butter's in Bronzeville. The shop is located just steps fromU.S. Cellular Field on...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:39 PM
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (KTLA) -- Next time you're at the movies, you may want to think twice before asking for extra butter on your popcorn.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have found that an ingredient in fake butter, known as diacetyl, may...