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  • 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...
  • Rideshare and taxi services butt heads as city mulls its options

    Rideshare and taxi services butt heads as city mulls its options
    You’re running late and need a ride to make it to dinner with friends. Do you hail a cab on the corner or use an app to request a pickup from a growing number of rideshare services such as uberX, Lyft or Sidecar? That choice is creating friction...
  • Chicago casino more economically viable for Michael Reese site than Obama library, hotels

    Chicago casino more economically viable for Michael Reese site than Obama library, hotels
    A Chicago casino anchoring a redevelopment that includes the former Michael Reese Hospital site would be more economically viable for the city than a Barack Obama presidential library or a cluster of convention hotels, according to a study Mayor Rahm...
  • Mark Wahlberg films 'Transformers 4' at Uptown Theatre

    Mark Wahlberg films 'Transformers 4' at Uptown Theatre
    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....
  • 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...
  • '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' returns to Chicago with explosions

    'Transformers' returns to Chicago with explosions
    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...
  • '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...
  • Interview: Bears' Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song

    Interview: Bears' 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...
  • Suburbs struggle with salt shortage, Chicago says it's OK

    Suburbs struggle with salt shortage, Chicago says it's OK
    In the midst of a rough winter, some municipalities are rationing their road salt supplies given a regional shortage -- but Chicago officials say they're not worried about the city's salt supply. This season's above-average snowfall and deep-freeze...
  • 2014 Chicago Auto Show: What to Expect

     
    Whether the "Windy City" moniker comes from the bluster of our 19th century windbag politicians or that of our frequently frigid lakeshore breezes, here in Cars.com's home city of Chicago we're known for being boastful about everything from our big......
  • 2014 Chicago Auto Show What You Missed: Day One

     
    We're live from the Windy (and frozen) City for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show where dozens of exciting new vehicles filled McCormick Place. Debuts included the newest generation of the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan and the unveiling of Toyota's new......