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Fans, celebs and comic book greats unite at Wizard World Comic Con

Aug 19 2015 | 10:54 am - Rosemont will be overrun by stormtroopers, Avengers, vampires, zombies, classic movie killers and one legendary Bandit. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is back in town this weekend.

Warm weather brings a slew of options for outdoor concerts

May 27 2015 | 10:59 am - Outdoor concerts are one of the great perks of summer. And this year, city and suburban highlights include concerts by an eclectic mix of talent including Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Hagar, the BoDeans and, of course, the Grateful Dead.

Plainfield native Dylan Gardner, 18, to open for Emily Kinney Sunday

May 12 2015 | 12:50 pm - Suburban native Dylan Gardner has a major-label record deal, a well-received debut album, and he's opening for Emily Kinney, aka Beth from AMC's “The Walking Dead,” Sunday at Schubas. In short, he's doing pretty well. Oh, and he's only...

25 years after emerging from suburbs, Local H pushes ahead

Apr 14 2015 | 2:55 pm - It's common for rock bands to look in the rearview mirror when they reach an important milestone. So how is alt-rock duo Local H, which emerged from the suburbs 25 years ago, celebrating its anniversary? By releasing a brand-new record, "Hey,...

New Wizard World Fan Fest draws TV stars, comics artists to Rosemont next weekend

Feb 27 2015 | 5:02 pm - If you're the kind of person who gets misty-eyed with nostalgia when you hear sitcom titles like “Growing Pains,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Married With Children,” then you won't want to miss Wizard World...

Music notes: B-52s fly into St. Charles' Arcada Feb. 12

Feb 04 2015 | 7:24 am - The B-52s bring a slew of offbeat, up-tempo party songs to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles next week, and acclaimed alt-country star Jason Isbell performs in a unique venue -- Symphony Center in Chicago.

Mount Prospect author captures the funny side of parenthood

Feb 05 2015 | 9:17 pm - Mount Prospect resident Rick Kaempfer has turned the pitfalls of parenthood into a new book, "Father Knows Nothing," which takes a humorous look at the process of raising three boys. Kaempfer, a longtime Chicago writer and radio producer, owns local...

Recent gang arrests in Mt. Prospect not part of trend, cops say

Jan 29 2015 | 4:30 pm - Mount Prospect police on Thursday said that recent arrests of self-admitted gang members do not indicate that gang activity is on the rise in town. Police arrested three people over the weekend on weapons charges in two separate occurrences,...

Ye Olde Town Inn dispute mishandled, some candidates say

Jan 29 2015 | 1:21 pm - The 2014 settlement of a six-year legal battle between Mount Prospect and Tod Curtis has become a key talking point in the 2015 race for the village board. Some challengers are accusing the village of mishandling the litigation and being too...

Music notes: Uli Jon Roth headlines St. Charles' Arcada

Jan 28 2015 | 12:19 pm - Uli Jon Roth, renowned as one of rock's most innovative guitarists, will headline a guitar-heavy show Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Also, highly coveted three-day passes for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival just went on sale.

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