| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Shailene Woodley is known for her "alternative" lifestyle: The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in "Divergent" — has said during interviews that she makes her own medicine and cheese and collects mountain spring...
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Construction on the Navy Pier Flyover -- intended to provide a safer route for lakefront trail users -- is set to begin next week, according to city officials.
One of the most congested segments of the lakefront trail is near Navy Pier. The flyover will...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2014
Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck.
This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
| 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 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
That sound you hear across the world and Chicago in particular is, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
It's because the final, full trailer for "Divergent" is out, as if excitement for the Chicago-set dystopian action flick (adapted from Veronica Roth's bestselling...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:49 AM
As legend has it, iO co-founder Charna Halpern was nearing the end of her annual search for potential “Saturday Night Live” cast members when she spotted Cecily Strong working the iO box office one night on her way out. Halpern encouraged...
| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:51 PM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project.
From behind a...