| Dec 30, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Alewives are the stinky fish that used to wash up en masse on Lake Michigan beaches. So it is that we bring you the 17th annual Alewife Awards to commemorate the rankest cultural flotsam and jetsam to hit our shores over the past year.
Memo to vendors:...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Proving once again that anything can be made into a reality TV series, REELZ Channel announced Wednesday that Al Capone's descendants will be the centerpiece of a new docuseries.
"The Capones" will debut this fall and stars Dom and Dawn Capone, owners of...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:40 AM
"Chicago Fire" is a new TV series that chronicles firefighters facing life and death on the job, while "Chicago Code" was about cops fighting crime and danger in the city. But the really dangerous jobs in the Chicago area don't involve guns or fires or...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:11 AM
BOYNE FALLS -- Tim Grimm will open the 2012 summer concert series at Aten Place on Saturday, June 30. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the oak frame barn with seating for 180. Grimm is replacing Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines who had to cancel...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
If nothing else, "The Mob Doctor" will not run afoul of any truth-in-advertising laws.
The new Fox drama chronicles the hectic life of — wait for it — a doctor who is also working for the mob. And we do not mean "flash mob" because, really,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:38 PM
A lot of viewers aren't going to like the military drama "Last Resort" (7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, ABC; 3.5 stars out of 4). They'll probably dismiss it for its crazy premise, its characters' speechifying and its multiple subplots.
It's the season's...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The "Boss" wasn't powerful enough to keep his Starz series on the air.
Kelsey Grammer won a Golden Globe for his role in the series as fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, a ruthless survivor in the cutthroat world of city and Illinois politics.
| May 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Fox's "Chicago Code" is fading fast. Too bad. It looked good, but the characters sounded like they were written by Californians....
| Jan 17, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Chicago Detective Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke, L) and Superintendent of Police Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals, R) take on crime and corruption in "The Chicago Code." (Peter Sorel/ FOX) As much of a âgetâ as it was for the Chicago Film Office to land A-...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Jennifer Beals takes part in a panel discussion during the FOX Broadcasting Company Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Jennifer Beals, who appears in the upcoming Fox series,...