| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Discovery Channel's Shark Week will never be mistaken for the video version of a scientific journal.
Tales of monster sharks and killer sharks and legendary, probably non-existent sharks predominate — what genuine shark scientists call "Shark...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel.
It's the third...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Shark Week is not an official holiday. Not yet.
But the annual celebration of things toothy and cartilaginous now gets marked in dozens of countries around the world and even in places far inland, like Chicago.
Indeed, it is pretty much a summer...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
George Lucas has chosen the architectural team that will work on his planned museum in Chicago, selecting blue-chip talent both local and international. The team includes Beijing-based Ma Yansong, the founder of China's MAD Architects, and Chicago-based...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:31 AM
The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
| Mar 19, 2014
The Cars.com Editorial family is filled with gearheads, car enthusiasts, daily-grind commuters and carpool-lane veterans; a few of us also answer to "Mom." The moms on staff have seen it all on the road, from marathon car-seat installations and late-...
| Jun 25, 2014
In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
| Mar 29, 2013
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet.
The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...