| 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...
| 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 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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......
| 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......
| Jul 5, 2013
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,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:40 AM
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...