| May 14, 2014
| 9:19 PM
The former head of Chicago's red light camera program was arrested Wednesday in a $2 million bribery scandal and charged by federal prosecutors with plotting to steer the contract to Redflex Traffic Systems before the first ticket was ever issued in 2003....
| May 22, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Set in a hyper-connected modern-day Chicago, "Watch Dogs" is full of virtual versions of real places. Between shootouts and car chases, gamers can even check in to and learn about more than 100 hot spots throughout the city, Foursquare-style.But did...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:13 PM
In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers.
The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...
| Apr 8, 2014
The Shannon Rovers played the bagpipes, green-jacketed volunteers and labor reps cheered wildly and the Chicago Bucket Boys street performers tapped out frenetic rhythms as international travel buyers and journalists wound their way into McCormick Place...
| Feb 21, 2014
In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business.
There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:34 PM
LeBron James got his third ring, or maybe you didn't notice that he married his longtime girlfriend over the summer.
The Miami Heat is still waiting for its vows.
With James able to opt out of his contract as soon as June, there's a lot more at...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:33 AM
Whatever the 100 or so extras were frantically running away from during “Transformers 4” filming Sunday at Cloud Gate (better known as The Bean) in Millennium Park, Kelsey Grammer, who plays a villain in the film, was nonchalantly walking...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Natalie de Blois' pioneering path through the male-dominated world of architecture was laden with sexist barriers.
Despite her status as an associate partner at the Chicago powerhouse Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the 1960s, de Blois invariably was left...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:08 PM
There's a popcorn shop in downtown Chicago that generates long tourist lines, and most locals, like me, don't get it. I don't think the popcorn is better than at any other place that puts a little effort into its popcorn, and if your time in Chicago is...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 10:33 AM
We know "Divergent" — the futuristic sci-fi flick starring Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") and directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless") — will begin filming entirely on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West...
| Aug 17, 2013
After moving to an apartment in the four-story Greenview Place building in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood in February, Burton Nelson thought he had lost a link to the great outdoors. No longer could he walk out his door to his yard.
| Jun 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Rev. Andrew Greeley, the outspoken Chicago priest, novelist and sociologist who died this week at age 85.
A wake for the Rev. Greeley is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic...