| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Red Bull athlete Louie Vito competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics; he’s an X Games medalist and an ESPN co-host. And he was in Chicago just a few weeks ago to take advantage of the snowy weather. (Hey, at least someone has found a positive side to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:49 AM
On a frigid Monday morning this month, Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth of "How to Do Everything," their dizzyingly random, cult favorite of an advice podcast, gathered with producer Steven Tobiasz in an airy conference room in the corner of the National...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:48 PM
During a run-through of his loopy, lusty song “Lost,” Chicago MC Chance the Rapper got a little lost himself. He fell off the stage at Club Nokia.
That’s what it looked like, at least, when the 20-year-old abruptly disappeared from...
| Dec 12, 2013
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Dec. 2 listed his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $849,900.
Contreras, 42, a Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox's 2005 World Series-winning team, left the Sox...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.
Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
| Jan 9, 2014
Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy.
He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija were on hand for Kerry Wood’s Woody’s Winter Warm-Up fundraiser Friday at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, but it was former Cub Mark Prior who guests seemed most...
| Dec 31, 2013
B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim's Saturday, Jan. 4, double-bill of local band Shakshuka and Kol Echad, an a capella group comprising Boston University students, is a family (and friends) affair.
The free concert, billed as "hot music on a cold winter's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Fun with cardboard boxes
Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the Chicago Children's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs, pull...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Ani Gogova and Ian Maksin: The Chicago-based piano-cello duo performs as part of the Jewel Box Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Recital Hall and Auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; $10-$25; 773-442-4636, boxoffice.neiu.edu...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 PM
29, Rogers Park
Commute: Six miles to 20 miles round-trip, "depending on where I'm going."
Can't-live-without gear: Leggings and tops with fleece under the fabric; a long, heavy coat; Bern helmet with a liner.
Craziest weather you've...