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  • 'Tis the season to have the crap scared out of you at a haunted house

    'Tis the season to have the crap scared out of you at a haunted house

    If Halloween is your favorite holiday and you’re less than thrilled that Christmas is practically here, you can enjoy a festive scare at "Krampus: A Haunted Christmas" to hold you over until next year. The holiday-themed haunted house event will take place from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at Chicago’s...

  • LeBron James' Cubs uniform is the real MVP

    LeBron James' Cubs uniform is the real MVP

    When LeBron James arrives Friday night at the United Center to play the Bulls, the pregame sideshow might be as big a spectacle as the main event. Before James faces off against friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade, James must pay off their World Series wager by dressing in a Cubs uniform. Wade...

  • Cubs' World Series victory tour

    Cubs' World Series victory tour

    Photos of the Cubs on their World Series victory tour.

  • Next round's on Taylor Swift: She's the world's highest-paid musician

    Next round's on Taylor Swift: She's the world's highest-paid musician

    Taylor Swift is doing something right. A lot of things, actually: She’s No. 1 on Forbes’ 2016 list of the highest-paid musicians in the world.  Her $170-million take, earned primarily through her recent world tour and various endorsements, also made her the top-earning celebrity back in June, the...

  • Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

    Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

    The nation's largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend. The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience. Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther...

  • Should Bears tank for draft pick? Players, coaches can't think that way

    Should Bears tank for draft pick? Players, coaches can't think that way

    You know you are having a bad season when the only way to win is to lose. The downtrodden Bears are in the unenviable position of gaining more from a loss to the 49ers on Sunday at Soldier Field than they would a victory. The loser will be in better position but far from guaranteed the No. 2 overall...

  • What to Eat. Drink. Do. in December

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in December

    Dancing, tunes, foodie and boozy fun and more things to do in Chicago in the next month. FRIDAY, DEC. 2Ultra Exclusive Mustache Party at The Drop Lounge1909 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-574-0898The fourth annual bash benefiting the Movember Foundation includes well drinks, domestic beers and bites from...

  • After Jay Cutler's shoulder surgery, Bears will weigh QB options

    After Jay Cutler's shoulder surgery, Bears will weigh QB options

    Jay Cutler’s injury-marred season breathed its last anticlimactic breath Thursday, officially shifting talk about his uncertain future with the Bears to 2017. Coach John Fox announced Cutler will have surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, an outcome the quarterback hoped to avoid....

  • Chance the Rapper performs 'Sunday Candy' at National Christmas Tree Lighting

    Chance the Rapper performs 'Sunday Candy' at National Christmas Tree Lighting

    So much for a Chance the Rapper take on a classic holiday tune. Chance the Rapper performed "Sunday Candy" alongside Nico Segal and The Social Experiment and Jamila Woods on Thursday night at the National Christmas Tree Lighting. The appearance marked Chance's third at the White House this year,...

  • Starbucks: Howard Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

    Starbucks: Howard Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

    Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down as CEO of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago and transformed into a globally known brand. Schultz will become executive chairman in April to focus on innovation such as high-end shops and social impact activities, the Seattle-based...

  • 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is coming to Broadway

    'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is coming to Broadway

    "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will fly into New York next season, the New York Post reported Thursday. The London hit is expected to open on Broadway in the spring of 2018. The two-part, six-hour production will play at the Lyric Theatre, the second largest on Broadway. The Lyric is owned...

  • Bears find themselves in a must-lose situation Sunday

    Bears find themselves in a must-lose situation Sunday

    This week’s slate of NFL games features several playoff contenders pitted against one another, with either a division lead or a wild-card spot potentially on the line. The game at Soldier Field on Sunday between the Bears and San Francisco—whose records sit at 2-9 and 1-10, respectively—includes...

  • Kanye West leaves hospital, more than a week after encounter with LAPD, source says

    Kanye West leaves hospital, more than a week after encounter with LAPD, source says

    After more than a week of hospitalization following an encounter with Los Angeles police, rapper Kanye West left UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. It’s unclear whether West was going to one of his homes or another location, the source said....

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