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  • Celebrating 50 years of Special Olympics with Tim Shriver and amazing athlete Bree Bogucki

    The first International Special Olympics Games were held on July 20, 1968 at soldier field in Chicago. Since then, Special Olympics has grown to serve more than 7,000 athletes, offering year-round sports training and competition in 22 sports. Athletes learn fundamentals, rules and strategies from their coaches during a training period prior to competition. Competitions are held at the area, regional and state levels. For details on where to watch this year’s games, visit .

  • The Sklar Brothers joke about Snoop, Ghosts and ripping on each other

    See Randy and Jason Sklar through Sunday, July 22 in Chicago at the Improv. for tickets. The Sklar Brothers, are a post-modern take on a stand up comedy duo. Neil Strauss of the New York Times once wrote “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead, they work their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy the straight man […]

  • In studio performance from ‘The Color Purple’

    Broadway In Chicago and the producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, the truly remarkable musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel, are delighted to announce that individual tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Friday, May 11. Broadway In Chicago presents THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Pkwy.) for a limited two-week engagement July 17 […]

  • Exclusive update from family of Emmett Till on FBI death investigation

    This morning we’ve learned that the federal government is reopening its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till. Till was 14 years old when he was killed in 1955 while visiting Mississippi from Chicago. He was lynched after a white woman accused him of whistling at her and grabbing her in a store. The justice department says it’s reinvestigating after receiving what it calls “new information.” The department isn’t saying what that new information is– but it follows the publication […]

  • In studio performance from “Heartbreak Hotel”

    CHICAGO (June 6, 2018) – Broadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises today, are delighted to announce the full casting for HEARTBREAK HOTEL, a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) beginning June 30, 2018. HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the […]

  • Robert L. Hines, the guy from the Jones BBQ and Foot Massage commercial, stops by

    See Robert L. Hines this weekend at Improv Comedy Club in Schaumburg. Visit for tickets.

  • Last-minute 4th of July party ideas

    It’s not too late to pull off the party of the summer! Event planner Nicole Marie Pittmon has some great ideas to take your backyard celebration to the next level. You can find her online a

  • He’s been injured several times, but one Chicagoan is on his way back to Spain to run with the bulls again

    It’s an event often described as the world’s most thrilling race. Spain’s Running of the Bulls is a 9 day festival of San Fermin. Despite being gored by bulls several times, Bill Hillmann from Chicago says he’s going to do it all again. You can follow Bill’s adventures on his Facebook page. He’s also doing a video podcast each morning from July 6-14 called, “Red, White and Bulls” at

  • Celeb inspired summer looks

    You can wear the same styles as some of your favorite celebrities with a good eye and a little help from the Shops at North Bridge. Fashion expert Erica Strama found some amazing matches.

  • Phylicia Rashad shares her ‘fountain of youth’ secret

    Phylicia Rashad is in Chicago, partnering with the legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company again, this time as the director of “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman. Dean Richards sat down with her to talk about her stage and screen career, but the conversation eventually led to her philosophy for life. The 70 year old actress and singer just signed on with a highly anticipated project for the OWN Network, that’s in addition to her acclaimed theater work, appearances on “Empire” and her […]