July 5, 2013 |
Fireworks do not sound like gunshots; but that doesn't mean you didn't hear any last night during the city's various Fourth of July celebrations. One man was arrested for trying to bring a loaded gun to the Navy Pier show, and another was arrested for firing a bullet into the air outside his Chicago Lawn home. Ryan Gaven, 22, of the 6100 block of South Bishop Street, was arrested at a bag check point police officers had set up Thursday evening on McClurg Court Near Navy Pier on charges of unlawful weapons posession.
November 9, 2012 |
Chocolate lovers, save the date: Chicago's first-ever fine chocolate fair brings chocolate companies, candy-makers and pastry chefs from all over the world to Navy Pier on Nov. 16-18. The Chicago Fine Chocolate Show is open to the public and held in tandem with The National Chocolate Show, a trade show for the chocolate industry. What's the difference between regular and fine chocolate? “Regular chocolate is what most people would consider candy -- sweet, creamy and with preservatives,” said event director Jeneane...
May 21, 2014 |
Break out the plastic bibs: Chicago will welcome its first outdoor lobster fest this summer. The Great American Lobster Fest, planned for August 16 and 17 at Navy Pier, sounds like one of the few reasons we'd brave that half-mile-long tourist trap. New England Seafood Company will fly in crustaceans daily, and fest attendees also can sip on cold drinks and take in live music. The menu will include 1 1/4 lb. lobsters, lobster tacos, corn on the cob, lobster rolls, fried shrimp and more.
June 11, 2012 |
The Just for Laughs Festival invades Chicago this week, and the signs are everywhere--almost literally. If you've been walking around Chicago on Monday morning, you may have seen a misplaced vending machine with the face of a certain ginger-haired comedian plastered all over it. If you had enough time to stop and inspect it, you'd notice that it was stocked with T-shirts, also with that face printed on every one of them. The machines are part of a promotion for Conan O'Brien's week of taping in Chicago for his TBS talk show, "CONAN.
June 3, 2013 |
Chicagoans love their lakefront path, but they don't love all 18-miles equally. In fact, the three-mile stretch of trail between Fullerton Avenue and Randolph Street frustrates cyclists, runners, and beach-seeking pedestrians alike, according to a new report from local transportation and recreation advocacy groups calling for improvements to the trail. During the hottest months for outdoor recreation, as many as 30,000 people travel through the lakefront trail's most popular points, according to the report, called "People on...
July 25, 2012 |
Pete Beuscher of North Center is used to seeing others running alongside him on the Lakefront Trail, but on one recent Sunday, as he ran north near Belmont Avenue, Beuscher spotted a trail user running on gasoline. "I heard some people shouting behind me. I turned around and saw a taxicab driving down the middle of the Lakefront Trail!" Beuscher, 44, said. After some hubbub, the cab found its way to Belmont Avenue and exited safely, Beuscher said. While the pedestrian-cab conflict is rare, other clashes on the trail are not. The Active Transportation...