| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:23 AM
"Fela!," the Broadway musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, is returning to Chicago for a week in February. Yet more surprisingly, the Arie Crown Theater, which has been on ice of late, once again has a Broadway-style show within the...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up.
And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants DePaul University's men's basketball team back playing its games in Chicago, but he's not publicly stating his preference on where that should happen.
Asked about reports the Blue Demons are considering either building a new...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:39 AM
One week director Michael Bay is turning the plaza at McCormick Place into Hong Kong for Transformers 4 filming, the next he's turning North Broadway Street in the Uptown neighborhood into Texas.
The Uptown Theatre, where actors Mark Wahlberg and T.J....
| Feb 21, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago next week as part of a nationwide tour to promote her children's obesity prevention campaign and reveal plans to increase physical activity at schools.
When the tour stops in the city on Feb. 28, Obama...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Michael Bay didn’t wait long to break out the special effects during Transformers 4 filming.
The action director delivered explosions and flipped cars on Friday, which was the first day of filming in Chicago. The scene was shot on the plaza in...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:48 PM
At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district.
According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
| May 21, 2013
As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August.
We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
| Oct 30, 2012
Whoever wins the campaign for president a week from Tuesday, this election night is not likely to resemble 2008 on the streets of Chicago.
Four years ago, Chicago police blanketed the streets of downtown as streams of jubilant Barack Obama supporters...
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
| Mar 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city.
According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...