| Oct 16, 2011
| 11:15 PM
A failed crooner knows this song well.
Yes, I fall in that category. Having been a below-average bass and tenor in choir in high school, there were many a song that I gave a college try.
That included on that has been done countless times by various...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Perhaps no other major sporting event in this country is in more of a constant state of flux, while at the same time, still so steeped in tradition, like the Indianapolis 500.
It's the challenge of keeping up with the times while also making sure to...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:57 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of IndyCar driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon at the Izod IndyCar Series World Championship in Las Vegas.
Various tributes have poured in over the past year...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:23 PM
The eight-year contract extension, worth $2.4 billion, that was announced between Fox and NASCAR this week was a shot in the arm for the not-nearly-as-hot-as-it-used-to-be stock car racing circuit.
Attendance, ratings and overall interest has...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Drake didn’t head straight to his next tour stop like some artists do after his show Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. The “Best I Ever Had” rapper kept the party going in the Chicago-area that night an the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Reality TV star and mother of eight Kate Gosselin will run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago mini-marathon July 22 in Grant Park.
What’s your excuse for not running?
The former star of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" will take part in the 3 mile...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Conan O’Brien has been easy to spot around Chicago -- and not just because he’s 6’4 and has hard-to-miss red hair. The Los Angeles-based talk show host has been out and about in the city while here filming “Conan” at the...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:06 AM
“Man of Steel” isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until June 14, 2013, but the city of Plano doesn’t want to wait that long to capitalize on the Superman reboot that filmed last August in the Western suburb’s downtown area....
| Oct 21, 2012
Josh Scobee, you slacker.
The Jacksonville Jaguars kicker stands out from all other NFL kickers but his distinction is not likely to earn him a free beer in a Jacksonville sports bar. Scobee, you see, is the only kicker to miss an extra point this...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 3:07 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Everybody knows that Richard Petty is the King of NASCAR, but Bobby Bowden was the one holding court at the fabled Daytona International Speedway Saturday prior to the Coke Zero 400.
On this sweltering July afternoon, Bowden was...