Restaurants, theaters see benefits as 'Bridge Phase' starts
The launch of Illinois' "Bridge Phase" of reopening Friday didn't necessarily provide a major direct benefit to restaurants, but rather the hope of a trickle-down effect from those businesses, such as the Metropolis, that it may help more.
Barry Jenkins on his unflinching epic 'Underground Railroad'When Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins was considering adapting Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Underground Railroad into a limited series, he kept hearing the same thing: Impossible. But Jenkins made it possible. "The Underground Railroad" is now streaming on Amazon.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta worries about a muddled pandemic messageAt this stage in the pandemic, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is concerned that Americans are not getting clear enough messages about what they should or shouldn't be doing to keep themselves and others protected. The veteran CNN chief medical correspondent produced and narrated a documentary about the race to develop a vaccine called "Race for the Vaccine," which debuts at 8 p.m. Saturday on CNN.
An Oscar winner, more 'Law & Order' for NBC next seasonRenée Zellweger is coming to network TV next season in a dramatization of a murder case recounted by "Dateline NBC." The two-time Oscar winner's role in NBC's "The Thing About Pam" is a sign of how broadcast networks are banking on eye-catching names and familiar stories to draw viewers in a TV universe increasingly packed with new streaming services.
'I had a lot of emotions that night': Elgin couple get engaged on ABC's 'Pooch Perfect'An Elgin couple competing together on the ABC network dog grooming show "Pooch Perfect" got engaged during Tuesday's episode. Alyssa Kasiba and Justin Dorn have made it to the final three and will compete for the $100,000 prize on next week's episode. Locally, they operate a mobile dog grooming business called Simply Diffurent.
Vintage Rides car show cruising back into Wheaton next monthAfter a year's absence, the Vintage Rides car show will come roaring back in June, and all the shiny chrome points to brighter days ahead this summer in downtown Wheaton.
Snoop Dogg concert in Aurora postponedRapper Snoop Dogg has postponed his 2021 summer tour, which was to have featured a July 18 performance at RiverEdge Park in Aurora. RiverEdge has informed all current ticket holders about the postponement, and is working on potential alternate dates summer 2022.
'Woman in the Window' is, alas, a muddled mess"The Woman in the Window," based on A.J. Finn's 2018 best-seller, is the latest adaptation in a run on female-led thrillers that have gone from page to screen. Unfortunately, this version, featuring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman, is a muddle from start to finish.
How -- and where -- to enjoy outdoor drinks or dinner with your dog in the suburbsWant to grab a drink on a dog-friendly restaurant patio with your pooch? Here's what you -- and your pup -- should know before heading out.
The King of Mars maps out support with new single 'Junkie Road'The pandemic has exacerbated substance abuse and mental health issues for some people, and West Dundee's John Bruner talks about how The King of Mars is trying to help with the new single "Junkie Road."
A look at this year's Sculpture in the Park display in St. CharlesAs it has since 2006, the Sculpture in the Park program at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles lured us in for a closer look at this year's exhibit.
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hamburger University, Tug-O-War, Dance competitions and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: WrestleMania, Michael Jordan, slot car recing, canoe classes and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Little League Opening Day, Jayne Kennedy, C3PO actor, First Test Tube baby and more