| 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 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
At “Your Monday’s Best,” an open mic that happens weekly at Schubas, host Chris Condren is cracking himself up. His laughter is infectious and it helps him sell each joke. His impression of Robert De Niro in a psych ward, for example, is...
| 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...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
As the rules for a state medical marijuana pilot program are being finalized, a group of proponents has announced that a cannabis conference will be held in Chicago in June.
A handful of people — including a doctor, a consultant and the vice...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
“Watch Dogs” the hotly-anticipated crime saga out for the Microsoft and Sony game consoles as well as PC is a stunning triumph in video game design that raises the bar visually for every open world game that will come after and will give...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
| 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,...
| May 27, 2014
Plainfield Park District
It doesn't get much more patriotic — or cute — than a red, white and blue bike parade. Throw in touch-a-truck, inflatables and a picnic, and your kids will zonk out by the time Plainfield's fireworks start. Curve...