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  • Still strong
    'Sniper' shoots past 'Ryan'
    Not only will "American Sniper" win for the third week in a row, it is now the highest-grossing war movie of all-time, domestically. It has passed "Saving Private Ryan."The domestic take for "Saving Private Ryan" was ...
  • Labriola Cafe
    Labriola Opens in Chicago
    Rich Labriola, Chicago’s most trusted name in baking, sets his sights on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile with a new full-service restaurant, bar, and bakeryWHAT:Labriola Ristorante & Café, the popular restaurant and bakery in Oak Brook,...
  • Oscar music
    Oscar music taking shape
    It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.They are slated to perform "Glory" from "Selma."“Common and John Legend are artists...
  • Pinstripes
    Pinstripes to open distinctive Bistro, Bowling and Bocce concept in River East
    Pinstripes, Inc. will introduce a truly unique indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venue to downtown Chicago. Located at 435 E. Illinois St., the 33,000 sq. ft. venue will feature exceptional Italian-American cuisine and wine; bowling lanes...
  • Chicago restaurants serve up football and festivities for the big game
    Chicago restaurants feast on football and festivities for the big game
    As the players get ready to take the field at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Chicago restaurants are preparing for big celebrations. Super Bowl Sunday is the culmination of the football season. Football fanatics and casual observers will...
  • Windy City LakeShake announces headliners
    Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley headline 3-day country fest
    Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley have been tapped to headline Windy City LakeShake, Chicago's first major country music festival, set for June 19-21, at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The artists have...
  • Walter P. Chrysler
    Walter Chrysler kept his company in the black during the Great Depression
    An industrialist with a fascination for the railroad industry, Walter Percy Chrysler was the third of four children born to an engineer for Union Pacific Railroad, in whose footsteps he hoped to follow for his own life. Different plans, however,...
  • Athleta Opens New Gold Coast Store in Chicago
    Chicago Second City Open Second Store: Athleta in the Gold Coast
    Chicago is a place for fitness and the Gold Coast featuring Mag Mile is the place for fashion. Blend the two and you'll find US based Athleta opening on Oak Street on January 30th this week.As you may know, the fitness apparel brand has a...
  • Cuddle up to the SAG Awards
    Will the SAG Awards clear up the Oscars?
    After the Screen Actors Guild hands out their awards tonight, will the font-runner for Oscar become more clear?The Screen Actors Guild represents a big wing in the entertainment community. Many of its members are also part of the Academy of Motion...
  • George Ezra performs at UIC Pavilion in Chicago
    George Ezra performs with Sam Smith in Chicago
    George Ezra is currently opening for Sam Smith on his 2015 tour. The English vocalists packed the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday, January 23, for a sold-out show. Ezra will support Hozier following his stint with Smith before heading out for...
  • Getting ready
    Presenters announced for SAG Awards; how to watch
    The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented Sunday night and with it comes some crucial Oscar buzz.Whether it means front-runner status may be subject for debate and another story. The following are the presenters for the awards, which will...
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Creative Crew
    Legoland Discovery Center Chicago Looking for Creative Crew
    Children ages 4-12 can enter to win a spot on LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago’s first-ever Creative Crew - a special team that will work side by side with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago’s Master Model Builder, David Howard....
  • Inner city Chicago black activists blast Obama’s SOTU speech
    Inner city Chicago black activists blast Obama’s SOTU speech
    On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union (SOTU) speech in which he asked on whether or not we will commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort and that middle...
  • On top
    'Sniper' still solid in the states; overseas, too
    It is going to be another weekend for Clint Eastwood and his "American Sniper." Even with a normal drop in the second weekend, it is likely that it will win again.Bradley Cooper as sniper Chris Kyle has gotten many headlines outside the...
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    Weber Grill’s Valentine’s Day menu specials and tableside roses
    Weber Grill is celebrating the holiday of romance this year with ala carte menu specials featuring only the best in truffles, chocolate, strawberries and steak that couples, families and friends are destined to fall in ‘love’ with....