| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
“Watch Dogs” the hotly-anticipated crime saga out for the Microsoft and Sony game consoles as well as PC is a stunning triumph in video game design that raises the bar visually for every open world game that will come after and will give...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
Carl Kasell, sober-voiced radio newsman-turned-comic foil, will retire from his role as official judge and scorekeeper of the hit NPR comedy-quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Kasell and NPR announced Tuesday.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Get ready to welcome the stars of “Divergent” back to Chicago.
Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort are scheduled to attend the Chicago red carpet premiere of “Divergent” March 4 at Showplace Icon movie theater in the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Childrens’ museum curator must be the world’s greatest profession. Hit upon the right idea, and your patrons not only admire the exhibit, they ask if they can, “Stay here all day, and all night tonight, too.” That’s what my...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
At “Your Monday’s Best,” an open mic that happens weekly at Schubas, host Chris Condren is cracking himself up. His laughter is infectious and it helps him sell each joke. His impression of Robert De Niro in a psych ward, for example, is...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Step into the new Tilt! attraction on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center and at first nothing happens.
You are holding big metal bars. You are peering through a full-length window. But you know what is about to occur, and your insides, you are...
| May 27, 2014
Plainfield Park District
It doesn't get much more patriotic — or cute — than a red, white and blue bike parade. Throw in touch-a-truck, inflatables and a picnic, and your kids will zonk out by the time Plainfield's fireworks start. Curve...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| 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...