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This $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Might Actually Be Worth It

This $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Might Actually Be Worth It

Joseph Erbentraut  09.24.2014
Why would a Chicago hotel put an ice cream sundae on its dessert menu that costs more than many folks pay in monthly rent? "Why not?"...
How David Bowie Turned Identity Into An Art

How David Bowie Turned Identity Into An Art

Joseph Erbentraut  09.22.2014
There’s never been an artist quite like David Bowie, so it’s only fitting that a major exhibition chronicling the legend’s work is...
The Chicago Pizza Tour Is A Must In The Windy City

The Chicago Pizza Tour Is A Must In The Windy City

By CARYN ROUSSEAU  09.17.2014
CHICAGO (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style...
20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

Suzy Strutner  08.25.2014
There's a poutine factory. They make a hundred-dollar grilled cheese. A "Star Wars" museum could be in the works. ...and those aren't...
10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

08.20.2014
If you're lucky enough to call one of these places home, then we suggest you stick around this weekend. These staycation ideas will help...
Lollapalooza Marks 10 Years In Chicago

Lollapalooza Marks 10 Years In Chicago

CARYN ROUSSEAU  07.30.2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it...
The Bands Everyone Will Talk About This Time Next Year

The Bands Everyone Will Talk About This Time Next Year

Joe Erbentraut & Kim Bellware  07.18.2014
Sure, there may be a lot of downside to the modern music festival experience. But there are a lot of plusses too, chief among them the...
Meet The 'Mona Lisa' Meteorites

Meet The 'Mona Lisa' Meteorites

Joseph Erbentraut  06.21.2014
They're being likened to the Mona Lisa -- four fossil meteorites that may be linked to an ancient cosmic crash in the early universe. Dr....
'Star Wars' Museum Could Be Chicago's Next Big Attraction

'Star Wars' Museum Could Be Chicago's Next Big Attraction

05.30.2014
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using everything but Jedi mind tricks to persuade "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to put his planned...
This Comfort Food Could Be On The Path To World Domination

This Comfort Food Could Be On The Path To World Domination

Joseph Erbentraut  05.16.2014
Does the word "poutine" mean anything to you? If not, you'd better get with the program stat.
The Only Music Festival Worth Your Time

The Only Music Festival Worth Your Time

Joseph Erbentraut  05.14.2014
Sure, there are many very real reasons why going to a music festival can sometimes be the worst. Ticket prices are high and the musical...
Over 1,100 Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports

Over 1,100 Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports

05.14.2014
CHICAGO (AP) — About 1,120 flights were canceled Tuesday at Chicago's two major airports after an electrical problem sent smoke into...
Skyscraper's New Tourist Magnet Is Hell On Earth For Acrophobes

Skyscraper's New Tourist Magnet Is Hell On Earth For Acrophobes

Joseph Erbentraut  05. 9.2014
If you're afraid of heights, you might want to sit this one out. But if you like the idea of getting a bird's eye view of the Chicago...
Chicago Has A Big Wiener Problem

Chicago Has A Big Wiener Problem

05. 8.2014
CHICAGO (AP) — In a city known for its love of both eating and bragging about its hot dogs, this was news nobody relished: Gourmet stand...