| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:23 AM
You could say Debby Ryan is a late bloomer, by Disney Channel standards.
Disney gave Ryan her first starring role in a TV series, “Jessie,” when she was 18, which may not sound old until you consider Miley Cyrus was 12 when she was cast in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, dubbed this season's Christmas Ship, arrived this morning at Navy Pier with more than 1,200 trees for needy families, officials said.
The ship arrived at the pier on time at 8:30 a.m., said Capt. Dave Truitt. The trees...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
One of Chicago’s main tourist attractions is the setting of a major terror attack in the latest installment to the popular "Splinter Cell" video game series.
Luckily for the citizens of this faux, digital Chicago, badass undercover operative Sam...
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The iconoclastic movie star Bill Murray is always on the guest list for events celebrating anniversaries and the like at The Second City. But the famously unpredictable actor invariably does not show up. On Monday night, though, there was Murray on Navy...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12.
The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Cecily Strong and Katie Rich go back a few years.
Before Strong joined the cast of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and was named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” last year, she was an understudy for Rich at Second City's...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:59 AM
If you thought Saturday was a great day for a bike ride, you weren’t alone.
With temperatures reaching 80 degrees, Divvy — Chicago’s bike-sharing program — broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 rides. The previous...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:33 PM
A man is believed to have accidentally shot himself in the hand at a construction office at Navy Pier this afternoon, police said.
The man, age 45 to 40, was in a construction office in the area of 600 E. Grand Avenue when he shot himself in the...