| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Jennifer Hudson's career was soaring in the fall of 2008, but the Oscar-winning actress and singer still found time to check in with her mother back in Chicago every day between 9 and 11 a.m.
So when Hudson hadn't heard from her mom by late in the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Rapper-turned-actor T.I. – who will guest star on the second season of the Chicago-based Starz series “Boss” – had lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North Thursday.
T.I. sat at the V.I.P. table at Harry...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Lady Gaga was in Chicago over the weekend with boyfriend and "Vampire Diaries" actor Taylor Kinney, who is filming the Dick Wolf pilot "Chicago Fire" in the city this month.
The couple dined at Lou Malnati's in River North Sunday night. They ordered...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Oprah Winfrey had her favorite restaurants where she and her A-list guests would dine during “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” run in Chicago, including RL and Table Fifty-Two, and now it appears Rosie O’Donnell has her own favorites...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:00 AM
More than a year ago, in a small hearing room downtown, city officials could have ended the career of a Chicago cabdriver who topped the list of citizen complaints.
Zulfiqar Shah was a reckless driver prone to road rage, according to numerous citizen...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:50 PM
You can count on at least one celebrity taking part in the XSport Fitness Rock 'N' Roll Chicago Half Marathon every year, whether it's performing on stage during the post-race party at Butler Field in Grant Park or running the course through the Loop...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:30 PM
If you followed Kelsey Grammer’s time in the Chicago area filming Season 2 of cable network Starz’s “Boss,” you likely know the five-time Emmy-winning actor had his wife’s name tattooed on his hip in April at Insight...
| Dec 30, 2011
Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago.
But what may seem like a big...
| Aug 19, 2011
As director of the International Latino Cultural Center, Pepe Vargas champions the richness of Latinidad by bringing some of the world's great talents to the heart of the Midwest: a string quartet from Brazil; a ballet company from Guatemala; films from...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 1:20 PM
What do Chicago restaurants Spiaggia, Table Fifty-Two, Girl and the Goat and Topolobampo have in common? They all feature former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants in their kitchens. And, not coincidentally, they’...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:13 PM
“The Dark Knight Rises” has already been a blessing for Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., two non-traditional film locations that replaced Chicago as Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film.
The superhero movie, in...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Lady Gaga has ordered fried chicken at Table Fifty-Two and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s during past visits to Chicago, but the “Born This Way” singer opted for vegetarian-friendly restaurants during last week’s stay in the...