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  • Charges filed against ex-City Hall manager of red-light camera program

    Charges filed against ex-City Hall manager of red-light camera program
    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....
  • Does `Watch Dogs' know what it's talking about?

    Does `Watch Dogs' know what it's talking about?
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★&#9733
    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...
  • International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile

     International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile
    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...
  • Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business

     Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business
    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...
  • Heat knows who has its final word

    Heat knows who has its final word
    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...
  • Kelsey Grammer films 'Transformers 4' in Chicago

    Kelsey Grammer films 'Transformers 4' in Chicago
    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...
  • Natalie de Blois dies at 92; pioneering female architect

    Natalie de Blois dies at 92; pioneering female architect
    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...
  • Tourism cliches good and bad

    Tourism cliches good and bad
    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...
  • What we know about 'Divergent' filming in Chicago

    What we know about 'Divergent' filming in Chicago
    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...
  • Rooftop terraces offer a place to unwind

    Rooftop terraces offer a place to unwind
    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. But Greenview...
  • Funeral, wake set for Fr. Andrew Greeley

    Funeral, wake set for Fr. Andrew Greeley
    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...