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  • Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle

    Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s revised ordinance to impose some regulation on ride-sharing companies operating in Chicago was sent on its way Thursday to a full city council vote next week, despite objections that the measure lacks proper safety or consumer...
  • O'Hare shows off updated international terminal

    O'Hare shows off updated international terminal
    Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Friday unveiled its new $26 million remodeling of international Terminal 5, complete with 24 new upscale retail shops and restaurants, some of which are Chicago originals. Airport officials conceded...
  • 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...
  • 'Utopia' casting at c2e2

    'Utopia' casting at c2e2
    Any Chicagoans fed up with the way they're living these days, or how society works in general, have a chance to create a brave new world—if they make it through auditions for Fox's "Utopia" reality series. Casting producers for "Utopia" will be...
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • Stan Lee: Interview with the creator

    Stan Lee: Interview with the creator
    It's Stan Lee's world. We just live in it. Long ago, in a decade far, far away, it was George Lucas' world; arguably, it still is, and come December 2015, when the next episode of the filmmaker's generation-defining "Star Wars" series is released,...
  • Barry Diller's Dorkly Joins the Comic Con Circuit

    Fanboy friendly ventures like Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries and Zachary Levi's Nerd Machine have made their presence felt at Comic Cons across the country for years. Now Dorkly, the website run by Barry Diller's Electus Digital, is ready for what it...
  • Cosplayer Kyle Mathis ready to 'Bioshock' at C2E2

    Cosplayer Kyle Mathis ready to 'Bioshock' at C2E2
    By day, Kyle Mathis is a mild-mannered Edgewater resident, going about his daily duties at Arda Wigs on the North Side. But that won't be the case this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, where Mathis, 28, will suit up as Big Daddy...
  • Bears' Israel Idonije bringing superhero tale to C2E2

    Bears' Israel Idonije bringing superhero tale to C2E2
    By day, Israel Idonije is a fairly mild-mannered defensive end for the Chicago Bears. By night -- or at least in the off season -- he’s a comic book auteur.   Idonije this afternoon will be manning a booth at McCormick Place for C2E2, the comic...
  • Interview: Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song

    Interview: Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song
    You can’t blame the Bears’ Matt Forte for having a moment when rapper Tyga mentioned his name on the 2011 remix to Drake’s “The Motto.” Forte had never heard his name on a rap song before, let alone one from the Young Money...
  • Lakefront ribbon bows to nature

    Lakefront ribbon bows to nature
    Maybe you've seen the signs reading "Burnham Centennial Prairie/Native Prairie Planting in Process" along South Lake Shore Drive or the lakefront path. Maybe you've wondered about the grassy plants growing on the east side of the drive, or the trees...
  • 11 digital billboards going up along expressways

    11 digital billboards going up along expressways
    Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways. The Illinois Department of Transportation...