| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since the winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago’s host committee.
“This winter, we were contacted...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:16 AM
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Wednesday sold his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $825,000.
A Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox’s 2005 World Series-winning team, Contreras, 42,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Supplies for this summer camp can include a bottle of wine – but no girls or boys allowed. Chicago Children's Museum on Navy Pier (312-464-7683) is offering age 21-and-over workshops the last week of June and July, where adults can grab their bestie...
| Jun 22, 2014
The Body Art Expo, which bills itself as the world's largest tattoo convention, has set up shop this weekend on family-friendly Navy Pier. Tattoos have come a long way since being a sure sign of irresponsible behavior or youthful mistakes. Here are 10...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:02 AM
A group of medical professionals, grassroots criminal justice activists and public officials will gather in Navy Pier this weekend to discuss and debate issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana, officials said.
The Chicago Cannabis Conference...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Chicago, of all places, could host the 2017 America's Cup, thanks, in part, to a 1984 New York Supreme Court decision.
San Diego and Bermuda are the other locations on the short list to host sailing's most prestigious competition, according to a BBC...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joked to a crowd of newly minted officers Wednesday by equating himself to rock legend Keith Richards, famous for his many brushes with death.
Appearing upbeat and healthy during his first public appearance...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:46 AM
There are certain CTA stations that seem almost impossible to navigate, even if you are in good shape.
Take the Sheridan Red Line stop, for example. The stairwell is narrow and is known to get slick with puddles after rain. Or the Central Purple Line...