| 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 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
| 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 10, 2014
| 12:57 PM
I find myself thinking of my youth more and more each day, which I attribute to age. On Father's Day, there are so many loving memories of my dad.
My birth was unexpected as it was 15 years after my sister and 13 years after my brother. At the age of 3,...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Cecily Strong and Katie Rich go back a few years.
Before Strong joined the cast of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and was named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” last year, she was an understudy for Rich at Second City's...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:59 AM
If you thought Saturday was a great day for a bike ride, you weren’t alone.
With temperatures reaching 80 degrees, Divvy — Chicago’s bike-sharing program — broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 rides. The previous...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12.
The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
| May 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Spring weather isn't a sure thing in Chicago—but Chicago water taxis are determined to make spring a shore thing.
Shoreline Water Taxi began its commuter service Monday between Erie Street and Willis Tower. The Wendella boats, which travel to...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:47 AM
When his family's tragedy became a national story in 2010, Mac Sullivan tried to shut out the news reports detailing how his older brother, Declan, died while recording a football practice at the University of Notre Dame.
It helped that Mac was a high...