| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Today the consumer advocate Environmental Working Group released its 2011 Farm Subsidy Database showing that you don’t have to be an actual “farmer” to rake in big farm subsidies from the federal government.
In 2010, for example, the...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Perhaps it’s only fitting that a documentary about rap—easily the music industry’s leading genre for the amount of artist-vs.-artist beef it inspires—would generate a beef of its own.
“I didn’t expect Q-Tip to be...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:48 AM
[EDs note: With the British Open teeing off Thursday, it seemed like the perfect time to talk golf. Here's golf writer Teddy Greenstein on the ultimate self-invented assignment...]
It hit Brian Kelly midway through our round, after we had chatted about...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:53 PM
The similarities were everywhere and impossible to ignore.
Assigned to spend three days following the Manchester United football club -- or, as we like to say here in the States, soccer team -- I couldn't help but think back to covering the Bulls'...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Debbie Gibson hung out at Angels & Kings in the Hard Rock Hotel following her show with fellow 80's pop star Tiffany at the House of Blues Saturday and dined at Halsted's Bar + Grill in Boystown Sunday.
T-Pain also stopped by Angels & Kings Saturday and,...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:04 PM
There was a Superman sighting of a different kind in downtown Chicago on Thursday.
Michael Jordan attended the grand opening of his new restaurant in the InterContinental Hotel, Michael Jordan's Steak House, less than a mile from where “Man of...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Hope Solo and Abby Wambach attended a Bank of America Chicago Marathon party at Sunda Saturday. The U.S. soccer stars were part of a relay team that participated in Sunday's marathon. Dennis Farina and his "Last Rites of Joe May" co-star Marshall Allman...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The Bears' Jay Cutler and former fiancee Kristin Cavallari had drinks with friends at Public House Friday. The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews also hit the River North sports bar that night.
Bears coach Lovie Smith, the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:12 AM
The Bears’ Devin Hester estimates he plays video games just about every day. He said it’s due in part to the free time he has and the fact that he feels he can’t go out in public much. His wife doesn’t mind — after all, it...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...