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From 'The Cell' to 'The Rant'? Sox unveil new stadium sponsor

We can't call it "The Cell" for much longer. U.S. Cellular, which has maintained naming rights for the home of the White Sox since 2003, has been benched in favor of a new sponsor. The team announced Wednesday that Guaranteed Rate, a Chicago-based national mortgage lender, has obtained the naming...

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  • Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    I get it, waitresses are being all nice and [bleep] ’cause it’s their job and they want a fat tip. But let’s pretend that you are seriously interested in your waitress. Is it rude to show interest or solicit a date or more info from someone who is working? If it’s not, what are some ways you can...

  • Interview: Natalie Portman talks 'A Tale of Love and Darkness,' Israel and gender inequality in Hollywood

    Interview: Natalie Portman talks 'A Tale of Love and Darkness,' Israel and gender inequality in Hollywood

    On set filming “The Other Boleyn Girl,” Natalie Portman was cold. Co-star Scarlett Johansson noticed Portman's chills and asked why she hadn’t said something. “And I was like, ‘I don’t know, I didn’t want to be a problem,’ and she was like, ‘Say you’re cold!’ And it was good to have someone point...

  • PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    Eternal good guys PAWS Chicago are responding to the recent flooding in southern Louisiana by sending volunteers from Chicago to go and rescue homeless animals. Since the flooding started, more than 40,000 people have been displaced from their homes, creating a desperate need for emergency housing...

  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    A paella cook-off at Mercat a la Planxa, happy hour at Osteria via Stato and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 25.

  • Blackhawks' Duncan Keith to miss World Cup of Hockey

    Blackhawks' Duncan Keith to miss World Cup of Hockey

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith will not participate in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey while he continues to rehab from a right knee injury suffered last season. “As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his...

  • Bears ticket prices are NFL's fourth-most expensive

    Bears ticket prices are NFL's fourth-most expensive

    It costs a lot of money to be an NFL team's "12th man." The Seattle Seahawks tout that phrase more than anyone in the league, and their followers cough up quite a bit for that opportunity. According to TicketIQ.com, the Seahawks boast the most expensive tickets on the secondary market for the 2016...

  • Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Ireland's 57th annual Rose of Tralee Festival culminated Tuesday night with the naming of the Rose of Tralee, and one of Chicago's own took home the crown. Maggie McEldowney of Beverly, representing Chicago in the international competition, beat 64 other women who hailed from Ireland's many counties...

  • Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman is slated to return to his hometown of Minooka in October as part of a tour to promote his upcoming book about his passion for woodworking. Offerman is scheduled to meet fans at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Music Box Theatre and 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Minooka High School, where he graduated...

  • Premiere: Chicago band Clearance shares new song 'Room for Error'

    Premiere: Chicago band Clearance shares new song 'Room for Error'

    Chicago indie rockers Clearance have been one of the most consistent and hard-working acts going in the city, especially live. Fortunately, tonight, they're playing a record release show for "Are You Aware," a new seven-inch single that's officially out Friday. The gig is at the Hideout with Seattle...

  • U.S. women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

    U.S. women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

    How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway? The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez — who gave...

  • Michael Phelps to appear on tonight's 'America's Got Talent'

    Michael Phelps to appear on tonight's 'America's Got Talent'

    While he likely won't be displaying his aquatic aptitude, Phelps will appear on Wednesday's results show, host Nick Cannon announced during Tuesday's airing.

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