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  • Segway rules proposed

    Segway rules proposed
    Segways are facing new rules when it comes to how many can be in a tour group, how fast they can go and where they aren't allowed. If more than three tourists are riding Segways in a tour group, they would not be allowed to go more than 8 miles per hour...
  • Jeremy Piven does quick change for 2 famous roles

    Jeremy Piven does quick change for 2 famous roles
    Jeremy Piven is about to pull off a job transition that would give any other actor whiplash. He's currently filming the "Entourage" movie, in which he reprises his Emmy-winning role as Hollywood agent Ari Gold. As soon as that wraps, he'll re-grow a...
  • Sports stars go to bat for Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

    Sports stars go to bat for Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    Harry Caray's Restaurant Group once again teamed up with sports stars from the past and present (and a former “Desperate Housewives” actor) for the newest addition to the Harry Caray family. The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, former Blackhawk...
  • Slaying of boy, 16: 'People that stole his life had no reason'

    Slaying of boy, 16: 'People that stole his life had no reason'
    Family and friends expressed frustration and despair Sunday over the death of Michael Flournoy, a sophomore at Simeon High School with no arrest record, who was shot and killed Saturday night near where one relative said his cousin was shot and killed a...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • 'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'

    'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'
    Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
  • X Games medalist snowboards on Lake Michigan

    X Games medalist snowboards on Lake Michigan
    Red Bull athlete Louie Vito competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics; he’s an X Games medalist and an ESPN co-host. And he was in Chicago just a few weeks ago to take advantage of the snowy weather. (Hey, at least someone has found a positive side to...
  • Chicago Flower & Garden Show comes to Navy Pier

     Chicago Flower & Garden Show comes to Navy Pier
    Sure, Mother Nature has been metaphorically pelting us with slush balls for months. But here's an opportunity to take the sting out of our Viking winter: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is coming. The show runs Saturday through March 23 at Navy Pier....
  • Larry Yando to play King Lear as part of new Chicago Shakes season

    The veteran Chicago actor Larry Yando, best known currently for his annual turn as Ebenezer Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre, will play  King Lear  in a new production of William Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare...
  • 3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits

    3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits
    "The Machine Inside: Biomechanics" Through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-665-7400, fieldmuseum.org) The gist: Discover the biological secrets of everything from cheetahs to ants to Venus flytraps. Go if you ever...
  • 'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago

    'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago
    The new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across...