Fans can start their engines for Chicago NASCAR tickets Wednesday
Got a race-car fan and an empty Christmas stocking? Here's an idea -- NASCAR Chicago Street Race tickets go on sale Wednesday.
Denny Laine, founding member of the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's Wings, dead at 79Denny Laine, a British singer, songwriter and guitarist who performed in an early, pop-oriented version of the Moody Blues and was later Paul McCartney's longtime sideman in the ex-Beatle's solo band Wings, has died at age 79.
Sound check: Andrew McMahon, Casino Royale benefit, the War on XmasAndrew McMahon revisits Chicago for a night at the Riviera, a casino night concert benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Mike Zito plays SPACE in Evanston and more.
20 years after 'Sideways,' Paul Giamatti may finally land his first best actor Oscar nominationWhen Paul Giamatti made "Sideways" with director Alexander Payne, he couldn't believe it he was playing the lead. Giamatti says he hasn't experienced anything quite like the natural, ensemble feel of "Sideways." Until, that is, he reteamed with Payne for "The Holdovers."
Book review: 'Welcome to The O.C.' serves as a definitive look back at the 20-year-old Fox dramaTwenty years after the debut of Fox's "The O.C.," Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall is taking readers "right back where we started from" in a splendid retrospective -- "Welcome to The O.C." -- that relies on the memories of those who brought the show's 96 episodes to life.
New York-style pizza restaurant coming to Geneva is a real family operationNew York-style pizza is now available in Geneva with the opening of Nemec Brothers Pizzeria at 317 W. State St.
City Works restaurant in Wheeling has closed permanentlyCity Works restaurant in Wheeling has closed permanently after about four years in business.
Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' is No. 1 at the box office with $21 million debutBeyoncé ruled the box office this weekend. Her concert picture, "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé," opened in first place with $21 million in North American ticket sales, according to estimates from AMC Theatres Sunday.
McGonigal's Pub in Barrington to close at the end of the monthAfter almost 14 years in downtown Barrington, McGonigal's Pub will close at the end of the month.
Walking through Old San Juan: Seven things to do in Puerto Rico's Walled CityToday, tourism drives Puerto Rico's economy. Old San Juan, roughly seven square blocks of Spanish colonial architecture and 16th- and 17th-century landmarks, ranks among its top attractions. And for U.S. citizens, visiting is especially convenient.
What to stream this week: Nicki Minaj's birthday album, Julia Roberts is in trouble and Monk returnsA Nicki Minaj album dropping on her birthday and the return of Tony Shalhoub's quirky private investigator Adrian Monk with one final case are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Ain't Nothin' But A Good Time!The 1980s "Hair Band" era of rock 'n roll was a few years past the "classic rock" era of my high school musical formative years. As much as the FM radio waves were filled with hits by Poison, Guns 'N Roses, Warrant, Winger, Vixen, Dokken, RATT, Cinderella, Slaughter and others, I always kept a daily diet of RUSH, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, YES and the like.