| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:18 PM
A four-mile stretch of Lake Michigan could be the center of the sailing world if Chicago's bid for the 2017 America's Cup is accepted over the other finalists, San Diego and Bermuda.
There's a strong possibility the event course would loop racers from...
| Jun 15, 2014
Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago's host committee.
"This winter, we were contacted by the America's...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Break out the plastic bibs: Chicago will welcome its first outdoor lobster fest this summer. The Great American Lobster Fest, planned for August 16 and 17 at Navy Pier, sounds like one of the few reasons we'd brave that half-mile-long tourist trap. ...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| Jun 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:02 AM
A group of medical professionals, grassroots criminal justice activists and public officials will gather in Navy Pier this weekend to discuss and debate issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana, officials said.
The Chicago Cannabis Conference...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Chicago, of all places, could host the 2017 America's Cup, thanks, in part, to a 1984 New York Supreme Court decision.
San Diego and Bermuda are the other locations on the short list to host sailing's most prestigious competition, according to a BBC...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:57 PM
I find myself thinking of my youth more and more each day, which I attribute to age. On Father's Day, there are so many loving memories of my dad.
My birth was unexpected as it was 15 years after my sister and 13 years after my brother. At the age of 3,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Cecily Strong and Katie Rich go back a few years.
Before Strong joined the cast of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and was named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” last year, she was an understudy for Rich at Second City's...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joked to a crowd of newly minted officers Wednesday by equating himself to rock legend Keith Richards, famous for his many brushes with death.
Appearing upbeat and healthy during his first public appearance...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
“Watch Dogs” the hotly-anticipated crime saga out for the Microsoft and Sony game consoles as well as PC is a stunning triumph in video game design that raises the bar visually for every open world game that will come after and will give...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Harry Caray's Restaurant Group once again teamed up with sports stars from the past and present (and a former “Desperate Housewives” actor) for the newest addition to the Harry Caray family.
The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, former Blackhawk...