What will be 2015's 'Song of the Summer'?

Ever year, fans, music writers and industry suits talk endlessly about a “Song of the Summer,” a fun and beach-ready pop anthem to soundtrack the season. Figuring out whether there is a definitive “Song of the Summer” or whether it's just a craven but brilliant marketing idea isn’t the point of...

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  • Get sandy at Wrigley this Friday for #BudFridays

    Get sandy at Wrigley this Friday for #BudFridays

    Expect lots and lots of sand this Friday at Wrigley Field. Budweiser Bleacher Fridays is back with a Beach Bash May 29, where the Cubs play host to the Kansas City Royals. “The Sand Pirate” Janet Moore Schrader will be in the bleachers creating a Cubs-themed sand castle in the “Platform 14” area...

  • Want to record at Abbey Road -- for free? With new studio partnership, Converse foots the bill

    Want to record at Abbey Road -- for free? With new studio partnership, Converse foots the bill

    Perhaps more famous than Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” or Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” are the studios in which they were birthed: London’s Abbey Road; Atlanta’s Stankonia; and Kingston, Jamaica’s Tuff Gong. Ask any musician and they'll likely tell you they'd kill for...

  • Watch the Batmobile chase the Joker on 'Suicide Squad' movie set

    Watch the Batmobile chase the Joker on 'Suicide Squad' movie set

    Pedestrians caught footage of the Batmobile on the set of the upcoming “Suicide Squad” movie filming in Toronto. Onlookers were quick to whip out their smartphones and upload footage to both Instagram and YouTube. The Batmobile is seen chasing The Joker in his own tricked-out...

  • Google pays tribute to Sally Ride

    Google pays tribute to Sally Ride

    Google is commemorating what would have been the 64th birthday of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with five "doodles" on its search page Tuesday.

  • In wake of dog flu, a newish leash on life

    In wake of dog flu, a newish leash on life

    In the rock paper scissors of neighborhood patrollers, joggers beat strollers, strollers beat dog walkers and dog walkers beat joggers. As part of the dog-owning community in Chicago, I know that we take walks as though we are leading some kind of welcome wagon down the block while working a slightly...

  • Another violent weekend in Chicago: 12 dead, 44 wounded

    Another violent weekend in Chicago: 12 dead, 44 wounded

    Danielle Moore-Willis didn't hesitate when she heard gunfire and shouts outside her Englewood home late Monday night.  She quickly dressed and ran out to help.

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