| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Give this to NBC: The network knows how to play to a Chicago crowd.
The network announced Monday that Blackhawks defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook will make guest appearances in Tuesday's episode of "Chicago Fire."
The episode is titled...
| Mar 9, 2014
My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control.
I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking-meter kiosks. My pulse can accelerate when I see hundreds of yards of gratuitous wrought-iron...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field.
The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid.
| Feb 19, 2014
How do you make Chicago a tourism destination at a time of year when Chicagoans would love to get away?
Come for the polar vortex, potholes and salty gray slush. Stay because there's no way your flight is getting out today.
Hotel rates this time of...
| Feb 12, 2014
Making his third bid for U.S. Senate, Jim Oberweis has the support of more than half of Republican voters as he runs against a much lesser-known primary opponent for the right to take on Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Bears’ Charles Tillman doesn’t do 5K runs. Luckily for him, his inaugural Charles “Peanut” Tillman 5K Race Saturday outside of Soldier Field — co-hosted by his Cornerstone Foundation and running specialty store...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances.
The administration’s stadium...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Kudos to the St. Louis Blues for detouring during an East Coast trip to practice at Yale on Friday and attend a women's hockey game in honor of Mandi...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Could Chicago ever host the Super Bowl?
While all eyes will be on New York/New Jersey this Sunday for the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl, Chicagoans have been debating for years whether the Big Game could come to the Windy City.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Friends of the Parks President Erma Tranter is stepping down after leading the advocacy group for more than three decades.
Tranter, 70, said she will begin working with a startup nonprofit that will take medical resources to Guatemala. Leaving the parks...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:38 AM
We all know that after the party is the after party. But, um, where exactly is the after party?
Hearts nightclub in the Goose Island neighborhood will be the sight of the Magna Carter Tour after party Thursday following Jay-Z's show at the United...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The Baltimore Ravens had just kicked a field goal for a 10-point first-quarter lead over the Bears at Soldier Field when something even more ominous occurred — an evacuation order.
"Attention: Please clear the stadium seating area and relocate...