| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Harry Caray’s famous investors are lending more than just their money to the new 7th Inning Stretch location in Water Tower Place.
Patrick Kane will appear Sept. 14 at the Chicago Sports Museum, located inside 7th Inning Stretch. The Blackhawks...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month.
The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The River North and Streeterville neighborhoods arguably have some of the best CTA services in all of Chicago. But there are holes in the tapestry, including the need for faster transit options from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Thirty years ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird self-published a black-and-white comic book with the unusual name "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
Only 3,000 copies were printed of the 40-page over-sized comic, but from that humble beginning rose an...
| Aug 1, 2014
Let's begin with a short quiz.
1. The Thompson Center in downtown Chicago is named after:
a. A former Illinois governor
b. A wealthy cigar maker and Democratic donor
c. The inventor of the Thompson submachine gun
2. The Dan Ryan Expressway is...
| Jul 27, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on a park, street, building,...
| Jul 17, 2014
Water Tower Place on Wednesday joined the growing number of malls offering same-day delivery to shoppers buying from its retailers in-store or online — and, at $5, the speediest delivery option also is one of the cheapest.
The Michigan Avenue mall...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:04 AM
MESA, Ariz. — C.J. Edwards was scared for one of the few times in his successful career.
One month after pitching in his first major league exhibition game and embarking on a successful start at Double-A Tennessee, the Cubs' top pitching...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:31 AM
The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
| Jul 31, 2014
Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet.
Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.
Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...