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'Transformers 4' Holds Casting For Chicago Extras

'Transformers 4' Holds Casting For Chicago Extras

Franchise returns to the Windy City for filming Aug. 18 through Sept. 27. Watch »

Jul 17, 2013

2013 Taste of Chicago

Chicago's famous Taste of Chicago Festival begins for the 33rd year. View »

Jul 15, 2013
Rihanna Sends $5K Check to Illinois High School

Rihanna Sends $5K Check to Illinois High School

Money meant to cover costs of Rihanna's brief but tardy visit earlier this year. Watch »

Jul 10, 2013
Taste of Chicago: What To Expect

Taste of Chicago: What To Expect

NBC 5's Lauren Petty talks with Sam Toia, the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. Watch »

Jul 10, 2013
Second City Co-Founder Bernard Sahlins Dies at 90

Second City Co-Founder Bernard Sahlins Dies at 90

Sahlins died peacefully at his Chicago home with his family nearby Read »

Jun 17, 2013
Steppenwolf's Tracy Letts Wins Best Actor Tony Award

Steppenwolf's Tracy Letts Wins Best Actor Tony Award

Letts beat out Nathan Lane, Tom Hanks, David Hyde Pierce and Tom Sturridge. Read »

Jun 10, 2013
2013 Taste of Chicago Restaurants, Food Trucks

2013 Taste of Chicago Restaurants, Food Trucks

Taste of Chicago begins July 10 in Grant Park. Read »

Jul 8, 2013
Aretha Franklin Pulls Out of Chicago Symphony Show

Aretha Franklin Pulls Out of Chicago Symphony Show

Singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Read »

May 14, 2013
Popular Empanadas Food Truck Owners Expand Business

Popular Empanadas Food Truck Owners Expand Business

5411 Empanadas' food truck business has expanded to a restaurant and catering business. Watch »

May 9, 2013
Couple Meets, Marries, Opens Chicago Food Truck

Couple Meets, Marries, Opens Chicago Food Truck

Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz own The Fat Shallot, which recently got the city's OK to hit the road. Watch »

May 8, 2013
Blackbird's Paul Kahan Ties For Top Chef Honor

Blackbird's Paul Kahan Ties For Top Chef Honor

James Beard Foundation jointly honored Chicago's Paul Kahan and New York's David Chang. Read »

May 7, 2013
Stockbroker Quits Job, Opens Food Truck

Stockbroker Quits Job, Opens Food Truck

The Salsa Truck became Chicago's first licensed mobile food preparer. Watch »

May 7, 2013

Bite Me: Niu B's Lamb Chop Robata Skewers

You should eat something. Here are our favorite dishes from around Chicago. View »

Oct 3, 2014
Tribute Held For Late Photographer Steve Starr

Tribute Held For Late Photographer Steve Starr

Friends help fulfill vision of event Starr was working on when he died. Read »

Dec 17, 2012
Wayne's Weekend: Kitchen Gadget Gifts

Wayne's Weekend: Kitchen Gadget Gifts

Foodies actually like getting kitchen gadgets for the holidays and this collection offers something for just... Read »

Dec 13, 2012

"Book of Mormon" Takes on Chicago

Musical production on stage until June 2 at Bank of America Theatre. Watch »

Dec 11, 2012
Baconfest 2013 Tickets On Sale Monday

Baconfest 2013 Tickets On Sale Monday

VIP tickets available for popular April event. Read »

Dec 17, 2012
Wayne's Weekend: Holiday Mincemeat Pies

Wayne's Weekend: Holiday Mincemeat Pies

Make a meatless mincemeat pie for the holiday loaded with apple, citrus, brown sugar and sauce on the side. Read »

Dec 6, 2012
Charlie Trotter Auctions Items From Restaurant

Charlie Trotter Auctions Items From Restaurant

Wednesday auction includes kitchen gadgets, appliances, artwork. Read »

Dec 12, 2012
Jamar Rogers: Life After

Jamar Rogers: Life After "The Voice"

Jamar Rogers has been quite busy since he was voted off the hit NBC show. He's writing a book, writing... Watch »

Dec 17, 2012
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