| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The Blackhawks are headed to the great outdoors — again.
As first reported by TSN in Canada, the Hawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day in Washington. The site is yet to be announced, but it likely will...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Patrick Mannelly is finally finished. After 16 seasons and 245 games as a Chicago Bear, the 39-year-old long snapper formally announced his retirement Friday morning. The decision, Mannelly admitted, required deep thought and reflection. But ultimately,...
| Jun 15, 2014
Let's be honest.
Our latest civic tizzy isn't rooted in the fact that big, back-lit letters have been affixed to the riverfront side of Trump International Hotel & Tower.
It's rooted in what those letters spell.
If the 20-foot-6-inch-high letters...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Jeff Osowski of Downers Grove followed his father, Ray, onto the golf course as a pre-teen.
Some 20 years later, the 32-year-old's skills on the links have earned him a trip to New Jersey to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.
| May 29, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Right tackle seemed to me to be the weakest of the all the offensive starting positions in 2013. I believe an upgrade there would significantly improve the offense. Are they satisfied with Jordan Mills’ potential or is it possible they would look at...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| Jun 1, 2014
For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Steve Aoki gets it. As EDM (electronic dance music) outgrows its roots in '70s and early '80s DJ culture and the notion of a musical tastemaker blending records on two turntables, it has become about spectacle. DJs and electronic artists are no longer...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Even those unable to discern a snapshot from a slapshot can appreciate that Chicago Blackhawks tickets are hot items, with seats to the next playoff game Sunday selling for nearly $600 on Stubhub.
Those steep prices, authorities say, help explain the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign to woo the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts, a legacy project of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, stepping into what had been a two-way battle between Chicago and San Francisco for the...
| May 8, 2014
Maybe you've looked through your windshield at the 35th Street pedestrian bridge, a rickety eyesore that spans South Lake Shore Drive.
Rust pockmarks its steel beams. Graffiti is slathered atop its concrete deck and stone pylons. The bridge doesn't just...