November 14, 2013 |
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , The Daily Show on Facebook "The Daily Show" made things personal last night about Chicago pizza. In a segment about the height of the Willis Tower and Freedom Tower finally being settled, Stewart knocked one of Chicago's points of pride: deep-dish. Calling it "a casserole," "a corpse made of sandpaper," "tomato soup in a bread bowl" and ribbing that it's a...
May 13, 2013 |
Seven months before the start of her freshman year at Roosevelt University, Mariana Luna's life changed. Around 4 a.m. one day in 2008, Luna's mother got a call from her father's co-worker. Luna's dad was an industrial painter, doing specialty jobs around the city often involving hard-to-reach spaces at places like Soldier Field, Willis Tower and other buildings and bridges. The co-worker had called to say Luna's father had fallen from a CTA platform on Wabash Avenue, breaking his hand, both of his legs and suffering a serious...
November 25, 2013 |
Corey Crawford is a fan of sparkly things. The Blackhawks goaltender, who led the team to the Stanley Cup title in June, will light the tree at Willis Tower on Monday. While it's not quite as shiny as the Cup, the 1,000 ornaments might make it seem that way. Crawford also will kick off the building's holiday toy drive. The event begins at 4 p.m. with Crawford flipping the switch to the 10,000 lights on the building's 48-foot tree, joined by choral students from Catherine Cook School.
May 5, 2014 |
Spring weather isn't a sure thing in Chicago - but Chicago water taxis are determined to make spring a shore thing. Shoreline Water Taxi began its commuter service Monday between Erie Street and Willis Tower. The Wendella boats, which travel to Union Station, Chinatown and Goose Island, began running April 14, and expect to expand their schedule later this month. Wendella had to delay the start of its spring service because of the harsh weather, but operations chief Andrew Sargis is optimistic about this year.
May 8, 2014 |
If being dipped over the city with nothing but a pane of glass stopping your 1,000-foot fall toward the pavement sounds appealing, you're in luck. 360 Chicago - formerly the John Hancock Observatory - unveiled Tilt on Thursday. The property hopes that its latest attraction will help meet Mayor Emanuel's goal of bringing 55 million tourists to the city annually by 2020, officials said. The movable platform, made of glass and steel, tilts as many as eight observers down toward Michigan Avenue at a 30-degree angle.
August 12, 2013 |
Before the Chicago Air & Water Show is held this weekend, downtown workers and residents may notice other aircraft swirling around the city. The movie "Jupiter Ascending," starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is filming aerial stunts this week, according to a newsletter emailed by Ald. Brendan Reilly's (42nd) office. The stunts involve low-flying helicopters in the early morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. around the Willis Tower on Monday, near Daley Plaza at Clark and Washington streets on Tuesday and the Chicago River locks and...