| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Chicago Fire Department welcomed a class of new firefighters and paramedics today, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanking the recruits ahead of time for "the moment you step forward individually, as a team, as a family where there is chaos and confusion."...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Some of daytime's most popular talkshows are off to strong ratings starts this fall, with "Ellen" having its best premiere-week ever and "Live With Kelly & Michael" attracting its largest opening-frame audience in seven years.
Also, "Wendy Williams"...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Three years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel first pledged to make Chicago the nation's most “bike-friendly” city, Chicago has inched its way up to No. 2.
That's according to Bicycling Magazine, which biennially ranks 50 U.S. cities for their...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Chicago's Air & Water Show happens for the 56th year this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The best (and most crowded) viewing spots are on the sand at Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, but there are plenty of other good places...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:42 AM
A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
| 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 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"Anybody that stays home is dead," sings Rose in the 1959 musical masterpiece "Gypsy," the story of the pushy stage mother they call "a pioneer woman without a frontier," and, for an actress of a certain age, a show that offers the rare chance to play the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Need to work on getting zen due a stressful week? Look no further than these scenic spots for an outdoor yoga session. If you're feeling adventurous, there's even yoga on paddleboards at Montrose, North Avenue and 31st Street beaches. (You must provide...
| 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...