| Jun 27, 2014
NAPERVILLE — "I'm going to show you guys some cool self-defense stuff today," a muscular young man named Mike Corey tells the group of kids clumped around him on the Naper Settlement lawn one bright morning earlier this month. "Everybody has...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from June 14-19.
Playlist on shuffle
Some bands focus their shows on the music of one group or genre, See Alice is not one of those bands. Known for their "shuffled playlist" sets, the band is set to...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack pegged the crowd at 3,000 for Jennifer Lopez's June 20 performance on “Good Morning America” in New York. Afrojack, who collaborated with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer on the 2011 hit “Give Me Everything,”...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Set in a hyper-connected modern-day Chicago, "Watch Dogs" is full of virtual versions of real places. Between shootouts and car chases, gamers can even check in to and learn about more than 100 hot spots throughout the city, Foursquare-style.But did...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Imagine forcing a Red Line train to slam on its brakes at the tap of a button. Or leaving Chicago's finest in the dust during a thrilling chase on Wacker Drive by activating the Wells Street bridge.
It's a video game, yes, but the much hyped techno-...
| 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
For years, these were the faces of biking in Chicago: messengers weaving frantically through downtown traffic, spandex-clad guys racing 21-speeds down the lakefront trail, tattooed 20-somethings zipping coolly along Milwaukee Avenue.
It was a small,...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:52 AM
For a few very long seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was the pane of glass quickly cracking as he sat on the Ledge on the side of Willis Tower.
"I had my palms on the floor and I could feel it...
| 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...