| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:13 AM
The Fray’s Isaac Slade said filming the music video for “You Found Me” on the streets of Chicago was “really, really surreal,” but the 30-year-old singer admitted Chicago was not the piano rock band’s first choice....
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Aren't you old for a haunted house?" asked one of the androgynous seasonal residents of a nondescript warehouse deep in Morton Grove. His/her job, clearly, was to taunt Saturday night visitors to the Halloween attraction Fear City, so that insult goes...
| Oct 22, 2012
George Aye and Sara Cantor Aye want to help improve the experience of using mass transit in the Chicago area, and they are appealing for your participation.
The husband and wife team last year opened the Greater Good Studio, a Chicago firm that uses...
| Oct 21, 2012
— As long as I was going to be here for a few days, I thought I would call ahead to see if I could visit Gregory Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon PLC, the insurance giant born and based in Chicago until Case moved its global...
| Oct 28, 2012
Her reduced-fare senior card was almost depleted, so on July 27, Jean Carroll tried to add money to it.
She walked to the CTA Red Line station at State and Randolph streets, inserted the card into a fare machine, fed a $5 bill into the money slot and...
| Oct 29, 2012
A taxi-tracking service that started last year in London, where it takes two to four years to learn everything the famous "black cab" drivers need to pass a licensing test, will make its U.S. debut in Chicago on Thursday.
The company, Hailo, is betting...
| Aug 27, 2012
More than 100 of the CTA's new rail cars are in service on the Pink and Green lines, and the Red Line is due to get them starting in November, followed by the Purple, Yellow and Orange lines, according to transit officials.
With a significant number of...
| Sep 3, 2012
Taking a tougher stance on chronic labor problems, the CTA has fired 63 bus and rail workers this year through Aug. 20 for repeatedly showing up late to work, compared with only nine terminations for the same violation in all of 2011, according to records...
| Sep 10, 2012
The CTA could go a long way toward addressing public unhappiness over the "New York-style'' seating on Chicago's new rail cars if only CTA officials would consider doing what New York transit officials did many years ago.
The solution starts with...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
I have met this girl a couple times and I find her to be very cute. The last time I ran into the girl, I got tongue-tied and didn't want to make myself look dumb. Now I was thinking that I could go and search for her on Facebook and see if I can do...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Strange as it sounds, reading a book while sitting on public transportation may be what I like best about living in a big city. I would even go as far as to say reading on a train or bus is what urban dwelling is about, a near perfect illustration of...