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  • IndyCar's Scott Dixon loves making a spectacle of himself

    IndyCar's Scott Dixon loves making a spectacle of himself
    Every Memorial Day weekend, IndyCar drivers set their sights on winning the Indianapolis 500, aka the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." And some drivers, such as Scott Dixon, make a spectacle of themselves off the track. Like when the 33-year-old New...
  • Does `Watch Dogs' know what it's talking about?

    Does `Watch Dogs' know what it's talking about?
    Set in a hyper-connected modern-day Chicago, "Watch Dogs" is full of virtual versions of real places. Between shootouts and car chases, gamers can even check in to and learn about more than 100 hot spots throughout the city, Foursquare-style.But did...
  • Chicago makes a marquee appearance in `Watch Dogs'

    Chicago makes a marquee appearance in `Watch Dogs'
    Imagine forcing a Red Line train to slam on its brakes at the tap of a button. Or leaving Chicago's finest in the dust during a thrilling chase on Wacker Drive by activating the Wells Street bridge. It's a video game, yes, but the much hyped techno-...
  • Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

    Fireworks season kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
    Kaboom. It’s fireworks season again at Navy Pier. They start tonight at 10:15 p.m. and are every Saturday and Wednesday night through Labor Day, according to a statement from Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields. The show is choreographed to music...
  • Chicago peddles bike-friendly image

    Chicago peddles bike-friendly image
    For years, these were the faces of biking in Chicago: messengers weaving frantically through downtown traffic, spandex-clad guys racing 21-speeds down the lakefront trail, tattooed 20-somethings zipping coolly along Milwaukee Avenue. It was a small,...
  • Group planning Illinois medical marijuana conference next month

    Group planning Illinois medical marijuana conference next month
    As the rules for a state medical marijuana pilot program are being finalized, a group of proponents has announced that a cannabis conference will be held in Chicago in June. A handful of people — including a doctor, a consultant and the vice...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
  • The Ledge at Willis Tower cracked under family

    The Ledge at Willis Tower cracked under family
    For a few very long seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was the pane of glass quickly cracking as he sat on the Ledge on the side of Willis Tower. "I had my palms on the floor and I could feel it...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    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...
  • Chicago to welcome its first Great American Lobster Fest

    Chicago to welcome its first Great American Lobster Fest
    Break out the plastic bibs: Chicago will welcome its first outdoor lobster fest this summer. The Great American Lobster Fest, planned for August 16 and 17 at Navy Pier, sounds like one of the few reasons we'd brave that half-mile-long tourist trap. ...
  • Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists

    Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...