April 10, 2014 |
Techweek is digging deep into the music scene. The week long tech conference announced today that a music fest --dubbed Future Sound--will kick off at the tail end of the Chicago appearance of Techweek. Brooklyn-based synth-pop band St. Lucia will appear on the second day of the fest, Saturday, June 27. Future Sound is "focused on the intersection of music and technology," where bands will play on a stage set between the Chicago River and Merchandise Mart, where the main festivities for Techweek are held. Two additional headliners have yet to be...
April 3, 2014 |
Segways are facing new rules when it comes to how many can be in a tour group, how fast they can go and where they aren't allowed. If more than three tourists are riding Segways in a tour group, they would not be allowed to go more than 8 miles per hour on the public way, under a proposed amendment introduced by Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) on Wednesday. No more than eight Segways would be allowed as part of a tour group, the proposal said. Also Segways would be prohibited on the Navy Pier Flyover , which is a 16-foot-wide overpass that will span along Lake...
March 15, 2014 |
It's one thing to watch the Chicago River being dyed green from high above or either side of the water. But to hang out on a boat alongside the speedboats dumping the dye? "It's a little less crowded and a lot more fun I think," said Casey O'Brien, a member of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band. O'Brien and the Rovers played on the only boat allowed inside the security zone where the river was being dyed Saturday morning. The boat, owned by Chicago-based Shoreline Sightseeing, parked itself right alongside the two speedboats that...
March 6, 2014 |
In Julie Friedman Steele's mind, it's easy to tell her clients at The 3D Printer Experience apart. "It's broken up into three groups," Friedman Steele, 36, said. "The people who already know what's going on and know what to do, and they come in and they're very quick. Then there's the group that doesn't know but they want to know. Then, there's the third group that doesn't want to know and just wants to have fun. " 3-D printing isn't anything new -- it's been around since 1984.
February 24, 2014 |
So the 2014 Winter Olympics are over, and you're probably moping a lot. When you get home, you can't flop on your couch and flip on the sport of the moment anymore. The updates aren't on TV every day, and your Twitter feed is seemingly bare without news of who won medals. What are you going to do without all that drama? Unfortunately, the scandals, upsets, comebacks and record-breaking stories of the Games are gone for two years. On the bright side, you can get all those elements right here in Chicago.
August 31, 2013 |
When Olivia Cole, 25, was deciding where she should live with her boyfriend, she considered breaking up with Chicago. She was tired of the slow Red Line commute from her place in Edgewater to her job downtown, which affected how much she wanted to go out at night. She thought about moving to another city but didn't want to change jobs. She wanted to be near her friends who live on the South Side without being too far from the Loop. Eventually, Cole settled on the South Loop, a place she came to know and love from her time as a student at Columbia College.