| May 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The red-brick Winnetka Georgian so bravely defended by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone is being put up for sale Thursday for $2.4 million.
Homeowners John and Cynthia Abendshien, empty-nesters who purchased the home in late 1988 for $875,000,...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 5:38 AM
Not to sound like a bad college graduation speaker, but a world of opportunities awaits Chicago native Jacob Zachar.
Playing geeky fraternity pledge/member Rusty Cartwright in “Greek” is the 24-year-old’s biggest role, one that he began...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day.
I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
| Nov 29, 2011
Allie Mac Kay was live with the cast of "For The Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road)".
This holiday season, Show At Barre, invites Angelenos to spend the holidays with Hughes! "For The Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road)" will showcase signature songs and...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:55 AM
With the first beat of the opening number from "Jukebox," the audience roars its approval, as it does for virtually everything that unfolds onstage when Marriotts Ridge High School puts on its zany music and dance revue every October.
At least that's...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:06 PM
When Chad King set out to create his video essay for entrance to Chapman University, the Bishop McCort senior had one problem — he was not allowed to be in it.
So King let his Chapstick do the talking for him. Luckily, the lip balm made a good...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" turns 25 this week. For those who don't remember the 1986 John Hughes movie, it's about a day in the life of Grace (Edie McClurg), the loyal and life-affirming secretary to the harried principal of a suburban Chicago high...
| Jun 16, 2011
After nearly five months of sold out concerts celebrating the films of Baz Luhrmann, Hollywood's critically acclaimed 360-degree dining and concert experience turns it's attention to a new motion picture master. FOR THE RECORD: JOHN HUGHES celebrates...
| Aug 1, 2008
"American Teen" is as close to fraudulent as a documentary can get and still be worth seeing.
No doubt director Nanette Burstein went at this project with an open mind and an open heart, along with an open lens and an open mike. Burstein spent the 2005-...
| Oct 9, 2009
On a clear day, you can see the skyline of Chicago -- all the way from Northbrook, 25 miles away.
That's because this northern suburb has a lofty hill with panoramic views in all directions. The peak is covered with the metro area's top golf course -- in...
| Aug 6, 2009
The publicist for director John Hughes reports the blockbuster 1980s filmmaker has passed away.
Spokeswoman Michelle Bega told reporters Thursday afternoon Hughes died after suffering a heart attack during a morning walk in New York City. Hughes was...