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KickingTiresHave you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test......
KickingTiresThanks to the loan of a 2010 Tesla Roadster and a welcome coincidence, Cars.com took its first crack at charging an electric car using a public charging station ??? with mixed results. If range anxiety is the No. 1 concern......
The Swampby John McCormick Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign will hold what it hopes will be an Election Night celebration in Grant Park in Chicago, a campaign aide confirmed this morning. The large public space between the Loop and lakeshore also......
The Swampby John McCormick and Rick Pearson President-elect Barack Obama said today he will step down from his Senate seat effective this Sunday. The decision adds to the pressure on Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a fellow Democrat, who under state law has......
The TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival has wrapped for another summer in Chicago, having played out in venues changing from the Chicago Theatre to Stage 773. Here are reviews from select shows over the weekend; check back Tuesday for a report on Bill...
Lady Gaga dines at Girl and the Goat, Dave Chappelle hangs out at The Shrine and Underground, Avicci DJing Studio ParisThere will be plenty of celebrities in Chicago this weekend due to Lollapalooza, but likely none bigger than Lady Gaga. The pop mega star with nearly 28 million Twitter followers had dinner at Girl and the Goat in the West Loop late Friday night. I...
Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
We all knew Roger Ebert. Even those who knew Roger only through his words and insights felt a bond. That was one of Ebert's many gifts, and with his death leaving such a profound void, it is easy to overlook all that we still have from him. Beyond the...
Zach Gilford looked more like a college student meeting for a study session than a TV actor meeting for an interview over brunch Thursday at West Town Bakery & Diner. The Evanston native and Northwestern alum, best known for his role as Matt Saracen on...
The Barrow Street Theatre is so close to the Stonewall Inn, where gay Americans famously fought back in 1969, you could carry over your Stella to the theater without the beer losing any of its bubbles. One wishes one could say the same of "Hit the Wall,"...
Chicagoans got a little preview of this year’s Taste of Chicago (running July 10-14 in Grant Park) when the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events opened eight Taste booths and a cooking demonstration tent during the lunch...
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