Dining events: City Works and Old Town Pour House locations reopen
City Works and Old Town Pour House locations are back open again, and Friday fish specials keep popping up at suburban restaurants.
Damson Idris leads ambitious 'Snowfall' into a new seasonWhen we last saw Franklin Saint, he had problems, not least of which was three fresh bullet wounds. As season three of "Snowfall" ended, rivals were circling his mini-drug empire and violence levels were up. The new season kicks off Wednesday and opens on New Year's Eve in 1985 with crack ravaging the streets of South Central Los Angeles and the CIA using drug money to fuel its influence in Latin America.
What could be done with Arlington Park? New Bears stadium, Ravinia-style concerts, more ideasA recurring topic on Chicago sports talk radio, online message boards and social media for years, the possibility of a Chicago Bears move to Arlington Heights is back in the spotlight -- one of many options being floated by local officials and residents now that the fate of Arlington International Racecourse seems sealed.
WBBM, WBEZ come roaring back in the ratings with newsComing off two months dominated by "The Holiday Lite" Christmas music on iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLIT 93.9-FM, radio listenership surged for Chicago's leading news stations in the latest Nielsen Audio survey.
Spotlight: Shattered Globe auctions off Tom Hanks' typewriterShattered Globe auctions off one of Tom Hanks' typewriters, First Folio's Melanie Keller chats with playwright Joseph Zettelmaier and storyteller Megan Wells shares a Sherlock Holmes mystery with Steel Beam audiences, this week in Chicago-area digital theater.
Six Flags Great America aims to open -- with rides -- April 24Officials at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee are aiming to start the 2021 season on April 24. And unlike last year, the park's iconic roller coasters and other attractions will be up and running, pending approval from the state.
Rep. Schneider seeks student artwork for congressional contestU.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield is inviting students who live in the 10th House District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Best Bets: Joffrey Ballet premieres online 'Boléro'The Joffrey Ballet debuts a new virtual take on Ravel's "Bolero," the McAninch Arts Center streams "Piaf! the Show" and the Elmhurst Art Museum debuts an exhibit about Martin Luther King Jr. and his activism in Chicago.
Vernon Hills to budget for summer activities with fingers crossedPop-up events are possible if summer festival options fall short as Vernon Hills officials watch and wait to determine summer lineups.
New to streaming this week: Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday and Superman"Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry" debuts on Apple TV+ and in theaters Friday, country duo Florida Georgia Line livestreams a concert Thursday and "Punky Brewster" debuts Thursday on Peacock.
Wood Dale cancels its Prairie Fest for a second year in a rowDue to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and slow vaccine distribution, Wood Dale is canceling its Prairie Fest for a second year in a row.