| May 30, 2013
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul basketball arena and a hotel as part of a massive bill that also featured incentives to build a Downstate...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
CHICAGO -- Talk about an odd juxtaposition in a hotel lobby: excited science fiction conventioneers and rich and famous hockey players with serious playoff beards.
The Kings were thrown together in the same hotel as a "Star Trek" convention. This...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Wrigley Field had it right from the start. An urban ballpark close to public transportation and holding around 40,000 people is the winning ticket. Wrigley may be battered but, as it approaches its centenary, it is still authentic.
So, with this real...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Chicago lies within striking distance of a couple dozen nationally ranked golf destinations. All that's stopping us from playing them is the amount of asphalt we're willing to cover and the scratch we're willing to spend chasing a dimpled sphere of...
| Jul 22, 2013
I spend most of my days toiling in the fields of workplace discontent, hoisting the yoke of America's office imbroglios, looking up fancy words and praying I don't run out of hyperbolic ways to describe my job.
But this week I take a break from the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It’s here: The one weekend a year when the top parties in the world aren’t taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Paris or Rio de Janeiro, but right in our very own backyard. Lollapalooza weekend is your opportunity to mingle with...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Aaron Paul didn't just take part in the dance party Saturday in the VIP section of the ASOS Rocks party at the Hard Rock Hotel. The two-time Emmy winning actor, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC's "Breaking Bad," actually started it by...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Ernest Hemingway's favorite vacation spot beckons, and it's just half a day's drive from Chicago in northern Michigan.
The globe-trotting author is more associated with bullfighting in Spain, movable feasts in Paris, big-game hunting on African...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
| Aug 19, 2013
In the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Shadowhunters/part-angels/demon slayers Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) are meant to be symbols of toughness and resolve. If the...