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  • Mark Wahlberg visits Transformers set

    Mark Wahlberg visits Transformers set
    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...
  • 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...
  • On the trail of art

    On the trail of art
    The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
  • Kamin: DePaul arena has distinctive look, challenging task

    Kamin: DePaul arena has distinctive look, challenging task
    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,...
  • 'Transformers' filming in the Loop this weekend

    'Transformers' filming in the Loop this weekend
    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....
  • 'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming

    'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming
    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...
  • Subject for debate: Elevate Chicago

     
    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......
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    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......
  • Daley, investment firm offer cities advice on cost-saving upgrades

    Daley, investment firm offer cities advice on cost-saving upgrades
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley and his investment firm Tur Partners have started another company, The Sustainability Exchange, to advise cities on how best to squeeze savings out of infrastructure retrofits and upgrades. Daley and Tur's chief executive,...
  • Tae Kwon Do champ: 'I don't fear anybody'

    Tae Kwon Do champ: 'I don't fear anybody'
    Movies exist to give us an escape from reality. For tae kwon do champion Tyler Kennedy-Woolridge, they introduced him to a career path. "It all started when I was watching Bruce Lee movies with my mom," the 15-year-old Evanston Township High School...
  • Hipsters, librarians check each other out

    Hipsters, librarians check each other out
    Mallory Caise, who is 28, hip, wide-eyed and unfailingly polite, pushed her way through the thicket of librarians. She wore a black polka-dot dress and clutched a pile of folders to her chest. She moved slowly, knocking into people, apologizing every...
  • Contract details released for new Century Center management company

    Contract details released for new Century Center management company
    South Bend's Century Century will officially be under new management four days from right now.  On July 1 SMG Worldwide will take over. The company runs convention centers across the county including Chicago's McCormick Place.  Right now, SMG and...