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  • Cubs bet on Aroldis Chapman to lead them to World Series despite off-field issues

    Cubs bet on Aroldis Chapman to lead them to World Series despite off-field issues

    Cubs President Theo Epstein described Aroldis Chapman as a "game changer" who might complete the transformation of the team's direction and image. In acquiring the flamethrowing left-handed closer from the Yankees, the Cubs made their biggest statement about their will to win the World Series by...

  • Get ready to binge: All the TV trailers released at Comic-Con

    Get ready to binge: All the TV trailers released at Comic-Con

    San Diego Comic-Con was this weekend and with it came a flurry of television previews for upcoming seasons. That ear-piercing scream you heard across the entire country? "Sherlock" fans finally getting a preview of Season 4. But have no fear, you too can soon be screaming with them. Here are all...

  • 9 do's and don'ts for commuting Pokémon Go players

    9 do's and don'ts for commuting Pokémon Go players

    It’s no surprise that as Pokémon Go continues to sweep the nation, you’ll see more and more people playing the popular game around Chicago. Pokémon Go enthusiasts are easy to spot. They’ll have their heads down and phones out, making quick vertical strokes on their screen or even spinning in circles....

  • Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in

    Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in

    A group of Chicago activists has staged a demonstration since Friday near a controversial West Side police facility, vowing not to leave until the City Council formally scraps a proposed ordinance that would make attacking first responders a hate crime. Members from several organizations, forming...

  • Michael Jordan makes pair of $1M donations in wake of nationwide violence

    Michael Jordan makes pair of $1M donations in wake of nationwide violence

    Michael Jordan is many things—basketball superstar, successful businessman, all-star trash-talker—but he rarely has been outspoken about social issues.  On Monday, however, the Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets owner issued a statement via the The Undefeated on the recent swath of violence that...

  • South Side native Kel Mitchell reflects on 'All That' days

    South Side native Kel Mitchell reflects on 'All That' days

    South Side native Kel Mitchell and some of his former "All That" castmates got nostalgic Saturday during their Comic-Con reunion panel in San Diego. Mitchell was joined by Highland Park native Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli and Lori Beth Denberg as they shared their favorite moments and characters...

  • More restaurants do double duty with addition of bakeries, markets, cafes

    More restaurants do double duty with addition of bakeries, markets, cafes

    Sit-down restaurants want more of the stand-up crowd. Restaurants in Chicago are adding bakeries, cafes and markets to fill in the gaps between breakfast, lunch and dinner. The markets, which offer grab-and-go items like gourmet sandwiches, salads and baked goods, are usually housed near (or even...

  • Rita Ora is the new host of 'America's Next Top Model'

    Rita Ora is the new host of 'America's Next Top Model'

    Rita Ora is about to be on top as the new host of "America's Next Top Model," according to E! News.  The VH1 (previously CW) reality show was originally hosted—as we all know—by smize-queen Tyra Banks. Her rousing speeches, like the classic "WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU," made her tenure as host...

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