| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:58 AM
This is going to be one of your last opportunities to watch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” film in Chicago.
The robotos-in-disguise sequel starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer will be shooting around the 111 S....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang.
The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
| Oct 8, 2013
Tinley Park Public Works leaders are adding their voices to a national conversation about what some sewage professionals call a growing problem — "flushables" that they say should not be flushed.
"The (only stuff that should) be flushed down the...
| Sep 22, 2013
For months now, the proposed DePaul University basketball arena at McCormick Place has seemed as dubious as the notion that the Cubs might rally to win the pennant. After all, DePaul no longer draws the big crowds it did in the glory days of Ray Meyer,...
| Jul 9, 2013
Welcome to the dawn of 3-D printing.
As with the dawn of the computer, the dawn of the telephone and the dawn of the television, expect a period of confusion: What is 3-D printing, you will wonder. (Answer: The printing of solid objects, often from a...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Story: The Navy Pier remake is being rolled out this week along with other tourism-related projects, including a proposed multi-use arena at McCormick Place that would serve as the home of the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team and additional hotels......
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Michelle Beadle has yet to have a testy, hard-to-watch interview with a celebrity in her first year as a correspondent for NBC's "Access Hollywood." She prepared herself for the worst before speaking to actor Russell Crowe and then the "Queen of Pop,"...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Michael Bay is back in Chicago and he brought the Autobots and Decepticons with him.
Filming for the new “Transformers” movie began today at McCormick Place and will continue throughout the weekend in the Near East Side and Uptown...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Actor Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay have arrived in Chicago to film the fourth movie in the Transformers franchise. Wahlberg and Bay were seen having dinner Wednesday at Sunda. Later that night, Bay hung out at Paris Club'...
| 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....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
What was mostly a quiet day of "Transformers 4" filming in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower Saturday, at least by director Michael Bay's standards, momentarily picked up when star Mark Wahlberg visited the set.
Wahlberg, who took over for Shia LaBeouf...