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  • 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....
  • KC Chicago
    'Chicago' blows into Kansas City for limited week's engagement
    Kansas City fans gave an enthusiastic welcome to the national touring road show of, “Chicago,” when it opened Jan. 20 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, with a seasoned cast, a traveling orchestra, Bob Fosse-inspired...
  • Level Two charity lunch for Chicago Restaurant Week
    Level Two raises funds for Lurie Children's during Chicago Restaurant Week
    Chicago Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to discover new restaurants and visit perennial favorites. Level Two, located in the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, is the only Chicago Restaurant Week participant that is raising funds for...
  • Country music festival heads to the windy city for three days
    Multi-day country music festival heads to Chicago this June
    Chicago is getting its own country music festival this summer.Windy City LakeShake Country Music Festival will be stage June 19-21 at Northerly Island. This marks Live Nation's sixth multi-day country music and camping festival following...
  • Break the Chicago winter hibernation pattern with the city's best neighborhood attractions
    How to avoid Chicago winter hibernation in any neighborhood
    With temperatures plummeting to the single digits and the wind chill turning the city into a John Carpenter movie, a much-loved Chicago tradition has begun: the annual winter hibernation. It is tempting to hunker down under an electric blanket and...
  • ECMWF Ensemble 500mb Height Anomaly Forecast for late January
    Weather pattern to turn cold late January into the first part of February
    A colder weather pattern is expected to take shape mid to late week next week over energy markets over the central and eastern US. Currently, we have a mild weather pattern in place that's driven by a large reservoir of mild Pacific air. The...