| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
To our readers:
Chicago ranks as one of the most important theater cities in the world, earning accolades in the same breath with London and New York. This city is the birthplace of many great American plays and launched the hopes and careers of many...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:40 AM
If you were expecting the “Divergent” trailer to be a commercial for Chicago tourism, you’re probably going to be disappointed.
The two and a half minute video released today is light on recognizable Chicago landmarks, other than the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Maybe Lady Gaga isn’t so different after all.
The pop star known for her eccentric outfits and music videos admitted during an interview with Sirius XM Hits 1 radio Friday that she has a hard time resisting Chicago pizza like the rest of us....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:06 AM
State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said.
About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said.
Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:52 AM
When I say "rapper," what immediately comes to mind? A tired stereotype with gold teeth and a big car? Some sort of menacing thug caricature? Are you one of those misguided souls who calls R&B singers “rappers?”
Show You Suck (real name:...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:47 AM
As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169.
His family "got a little mad" about him...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:22 AM
OK, craft beer lovers of Chicago: It's time to put your money where your mouth is.
South Loop Brewing Company, a fledgling brewery that hopes to one day open a South Loop brewpub, has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to get its first batch...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:55 PM
On Dec. 30, 1903, Chicago's Iroquois Theatre, located on Randolph Street between State and Dearborn streets, was destroyed by fire, killing some 600 people, many of them young children seated in a balcony filled with Chicagoans who had come into the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Chicago Commercial Collective, a small for-profit theater producer based in Chicago, has announced plans to market a tour of off-Loop shows around the Midwest, aiming its wares at colleges and universities.
The productions on the initial roster,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:57 PM
The producers of Tru TV's “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago” are hoping to turn pro wrestler and restaurant owner Lisa Marie Varon’s unusual career path into a reality TV show.
The series would revolve around Varon and her Lincoln Park...