| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
September?! September. This new month either fills you with dread ("Where did summer go?") or with elation ("Finally! I'm not sweaty!"). Whichever camp you're in, this weekend's fests are a great excuse to enjoy the final weekends of summer, or to get out...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here...
| 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 13, 2014
| 8:13 AM
More than a week after music fans rocked out at Lollapalooza, two mud-slopped fields in Grant Park remained closed to the public for the repair work that is set to begin Wednesday. The price tag for the post-fest repairs is estimated at $266,000, the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The last time Jenn Gibbons circled Lake Michigan, she rowed by herself and survived an attempted sexual assault. This time, she won’t be alone.
The 29-year-old Logan Square resident will set off on a 1,000-mile charity bike ride with 30 riders...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Reports from Friday, day one at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK),Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
11:47 a.m.: Even at this early hour, entrance lines stretch longer than in years past due in part to noticeably more thorough bag-...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:54 AM
During my second day of Lollapalooza coverage I thought more about how the music festival has become such a boon to Chicago's image.
The immediate tourism benefits are obvious as 100,000 people each day flow into downtown: packing trains, after-...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
| Jun 25, 2014
For more than two decades, Cecy Rodgers Szuba was the smiling face meeting and greeting members at the Chicago Club, one of the city's oldest business and social clubs.
As program director for the club, which overlooks Grant Park and Buckingham...
| 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......
| Jul 27, 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 a park, street, building,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Mr. Las Vegas briefly became Mr. Chicago on Friday.
Wayne Newton visited WGN-TV in the morning and performed “Danke Schoen” on a boat on the Chicago River.
Later, Newton and a group of backup singers performed at the marquee outside...