LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun
LeVar Burton's quest to become the new host of "Jeopardy!" has been a confident, upbeat effort by the actor and those who rooted him on with a petition drive. But when the day came to tape the first of his week's share of episodes as one of a succession of guest hosts, the show's pace and the challenge of following in Alex Trebek's much-admired footsteps threw Burton off stride.
On a quiet weekend, 'Old' tops, 'Snake Eyes' sinksM. Night Shyamalan's "Old" easily won a slower weekend at the North American box office, while the G.I. Joe pic "Snake Eyes" lived up to its name.
Libertyville man plants urban farm in old shipping containerA Libertyville man has made his childhold passion for gardening into a business growing microgreens out of an old shipping container he found behind his home. The container got a recent facelift with a mural painted by his cousin.
Music review: New album showcases Jenny Shawhan's commanding altoJenny Shawhan has a big voice and knows how to use it. "Let me soar," she sings on her new album, "Don't Be Afraid," as she does just that.
Feder: WBBM Newsradio adds digital managing editorLauren Hill, who was a content editor and digital producer at the Chicago Tribune before she left with a buyout last month, has been hired as digital managing editor at the all-news station.
Lou Malnati's latest company to move to Buffalo Grove's growing northeast sideIn addition to its famous deep dish offerings, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria will be delivering jobs to Buffalo Grove when it opens its new home office in the village next year.
Not the same, but still fun at Lake Zurich's Alpine CarnivalIt wasn't the Alpine Fest that Lake Zurich residents and visitors have some to love over its nearly eight decades as a summer staple, but there were still plenty of thrills to be had at the scaled down version of the event over the weekend.
Robin Roberts is 'Turning the Tables' with new Disney+ talk showRobin Roberts is doing her new talk show very much her way: The ABC morning-program veteran gathers groups of notable women for in-depth conversations on "Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts," which Disney+ begins streaming Wednesday, July 28.
'It's the love bomb': Chicago's Lollapalooza returns to mark 30th anniversaryFollowing a layoff in 2020 amidst the pandemic, Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park Thursday, July 29. "It's the medicine that we need," says creator Perry Farrell.
Music review: David Crosby taps talented friends 'For Free'David Crosby gets by with a little help from his friends, including Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, on "For Free," a deeply felt and expertly conceived album that drops just shy of Croz's 80th birthday.
Book review: Can mighty Facebook control false information?Authors Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang in "An Ugly Truth" build a compelling case that Facebook has grown far past its origins as a sharing place for birthday parties, vacation pictures and news of family and friends into a delivery system perfectly suited for the propagation of extremist views and outright untruths.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bob Collins, Jack Nicklaus, Richard Daley, Woodfield Mall Ice Arena and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Bobby Hull, Peter O'Toole, Ted Nugent, aerobics classes for kids and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more