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KickingTiresHave you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test......
KickingTiresThanks to the loan of a 2010 Tesla Roadster and a welcome coincidence, Cars.com took its first crack at charging an electric car using a public charging station ??? with mixed results. If range anxiety is the No. 1 concern......
The Swampby John McCormick Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign will hold what it hopes will be an Election Night celebration in Grant Park in Chicago, a campaign aide confirmed this morning. The large public space between the Loop and lakeshore also......
The Swampby John McCormick and Rick Pearson President-elect Barack Obama said today he will step down from his Senate seat effective this Sunday. The decision adds to the pressure on Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a fellow Democrat, who under state law has......
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
For roughly half a century, cabaret singer Jimmy Damon was practically ubiquitous in Chicago. Clubs, concert halls, charity events, civic gatherings, awards presentations – somehow Damon always was there, dispatching the national anthem or...
When you're sitting watching a new musical, it's easy to focus on a book or a score and underestimate the perennial dependency of Broadway tuners on lyrics. And if you're ever looking for lyrical excellence, the songs of Lorenz Hart (an early...
Loreen Targos continues to park her motorcycle in a free, legal parking spot in the Loop — and Chicago police continue to give her tickets. Since the Problem Solver last wrote about Targos two weeks ago, she has received an additional four parking...
Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...
The quirky, lovable aesthetic of The Hypocrites is going to be in safe hands with new artistic director Halena Kays, based on her quirky and rather lovable new production of "Six Characters in Search of an Author," that meta-dramatic classic from 1921....
Here come the Kardashians, Jenny McCarthy hosting autism benefit at Rockit, The Fray dines at NellcoteKim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes. Will...
Give the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events this much: It listened to what Chicagoans said they wanted in a Cultural Plan and wrote it down. And then wrote some more. And more. Released Monday, the Cultural Plan's 48 pages...
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