The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.
The head of a victims’ rights group said she’s horrified by what one Chicago restaurant is doing for this year’s Restaurant Week.
Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.
As world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Chicago woman who survived the notorious Nazi extermination camp is recalling her painful memories. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The city of Chicago is starting to get reports of potholes cropping up, but, very few, compared with this time last year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A support group is trying to encourage more Chicago women to become this generation’s Rosie The Riveter.
An unusal auction was scheduled for this weekend, featuring rare antiques and memorabilia amassed by a suburban hoarder.
Many of the usual suspects, and some unusual ones, show up in the latest ranking of Chicago’s top restaurants, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Tax season is starting and WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports that on Tuesday the IRS begins accepting electronically-filed returns.
You already can tour Chicago by boat, segway or trolley. Now, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports the company that operates the Seadog tours at Navy Pier, wants to introduce a new way of seeing the sights.
The film “Finding Vivian Maier” tells the fascinating story of the reclusive Chicago nanny who took more than 150,000 street photos that now are considered among the best photography ever.
A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month.
As much as most Illinois residents hated last winter’s snowy, frigid weather, state transportation officials said there was a silver lining. Last year saw the fewest traffic deaths on Illinois roads in nearly a century.
While Chicago’s downtown theater district attracts big audiences, the theater community in the suburbs also is thriving, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A couple of Chicagoans shined at the Golden Globe Awards last night.
Supporters of mayoral challenger Willie Wilson have called on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to uphold his candidacy, and allow him on the February ballot, in the face of an ongoing challenge from the Emanuel campaign.
Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group said it’s the result of a price war being waged between OPEC – especially Saudi Arabia – against American energy producers.
Volo Auto Museum director Brian Grams stumbled across Elvis Presley’s custom-made pink and white Cadillac station wagon while doing a Google search that led him to a classified ad.
The top Illinois Democrat in Congress applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and end 50 years of isolation. “After 55 years of embargo and exclusion to put an end to the Castros and communism, they’re still there. We should try a new approach,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.