| 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 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
When Bryant Sullivan got an email last year letting him know he was a potential stem cell match for a woman in need of a transplant, agreeing to blood tests and potentially more intrusive operations in order to be a donor was an easy choice, he said....
| 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....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Tickets are still available for the 26th Taste of the Nation gala, Wednesday evening in Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom.
More than 85 top chefs and mixologists will combine their talents for an evening of food, cocktails, wine and beer, along with...
| Jul 26, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:41 PM
At their worst, art fairs appear as little more than consumer-driven, see-and-be-seen, hypermarketed affairs catering to rich people. To anyone not entrenched in that scene — dealer or adviser, artist or collector, curator or critic — they can...
| Sep 18, 2014
Barbara Gaines' raw and visceral Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of "King Lear" begins, poorly, with the titular monarch, he who hath ever but slenderly known himself, fast-forwarding through the songs of Frank Sinatra.
Smashing his plastic...
| 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"...
| 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...