May 10, 2013 |
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's getting his own reality show. OK, that's not exactly true, but apparently Rahmbo's trips to Hollywood have been paying off in bigger ways than with gifts and campaign contributions. He's about to get a publicity boost, too: CNN has ordered and eight-part docuseries called "Chicagoland. " Produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, "Chicagoland" aims to "explore where politics and policy meet real people's lives--in a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education and public safety--to meet national and local...
February 21, 2012 |
Check out the travels of Leslie Hope of ABC's paranormal hit, “The River,” and you get the impression that very little scares the Canadian actress. Long before “The River” came along, when she was playing Teri Bauer on “24,” Hope trekked deep into the Amazon River basin to live for a week with the Huaorani Indians. She's traveled to Iceland, Peru, the Faroe Islands, Turkey, China and Laos. A 2003 trip took her to Cambodia, which inspired her to make the award-winning documentary short about street kids called “What...
March 1, 2013 |
Companies have long been trying to take familiar flavors and translate them into snack foods. So how'd The Popcorn Factory do when it comes to translating some of Chicago's most iconic flavors to popcorn? As the old Meatloaf song goes, two out of three ain't bad. Here's what we found after sampling the three Chicago-style flavors set to roll out Monday, the city's 176th birthday. Deep-dish pizza If Chicago-style deep-dish pizza was heavy on cheese flavor, then its popcorn translation would be perfect.
March 20, 2013 |
The office vending machine may soon come under a snack attack. Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday asked Chicago businesses and organizations to participate in a citywide vending challenge to offer healthy snacks in their vending machines. “We know it's the right thing to do. We're leading by example,” said Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair. Healthy food options started popping up last month in vending machines at city-owned buildings after the City Council passed a healthy vending policy in December.
May 23, 2012 |
Game Show Network and the creators of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" have come up with a new competition and they're looking for people with a passion for the Bible. GSN's "The American Bible Challenge" will conduct auditions June 1 through 3 near Chicago. The show pits Bible enthusiasts against each other in a trivia quiz format in which competitors play to win money for their favorite charities. Jeff Foxworthy will host the show. To participate in the auditions, send your name, age, contact info, and a current photo to...
June 21, 2012 |
She sleeps on the boat. Even in a storm, even at a port, her bed rests inside a 6-foot long air- and watertight sleeping cabin. And it's not really a bed. Just a thin mattress pressed between walls with enough room to stretch her legs, and a seat belt used to keep her buckled in. When you lay in the boat, you think for a moment, "This isn't so bad. " Then you remember the boat is docked in a harbor in Chicago on Lake Michigan on a beautiful day...