Category: Photos

The Christkindlmarket in photos: Proof that everything tastes better in a boot

Welcome to the Christkindlmarket. Here, everything tastes better in a boot, especially the Glühwein – which despite how it sounds has nothing to do with Elmer's.
I had the day off on Wednesday, so I decided to visit one of my favorite holiday attractions in Chicago – the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza between Washington, Dearborn and Clark streets. Why do I love the Christkindlmarket? One, it’s free. Two, it’s awesome. No other reasons needed. The German-styled open market is open from... Read more »

5 ChicagoNow authors who have published a book (and lived to speak about it)

From left to right are Fern Ronay, Kirk Mango, Kim Strickland, Carrie Goldman and Jimmy Greenfield. All have at least one published book, which is one more than many out there.
Fellow ChicagoNow blogger Kim “A City Mom” Strickland put together the first ChicagoNow Author Night, which was held last night at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square. ChicagoNow has more than a few published authors, and we got the chance to listen to five of them yesterday. Flip through the photo gallery below to find... Read more »

My takeaway from the debate? The Jim Lehrer meme rules!

My takeaway from the debate? The Jim Lehrer meme rules!
I stayed up late (for me) watching the debate, I’m tired and all I can think about is how much I want a soda. (I quit soda about six weeks ago, but every so often – LIKE RIGHT THIS MINUTE! – I seriously want a Coke.) As for the debate itself, Mitt Romney won, Barack... Read more »

Chavez endorses Obama: Five others the president is hoping won't also endorse him

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Obama's take on potential endorsement: "Yeah, um, no thank you. Loved you in that music video with Adam Levine, though."
In a move that falls under the category of “Oh, you REALLY didn’t have to,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that if he were American, he’d vote for President Obama in the upcoming election. According to the Associated Press story: “If I were American, I’d vote for Obama,” Chavez said in a televised interview... Read more »

Idiot breaks into LL Cool J's home, gets beaten up: 5 others robbers should avoid

Ronda Rousey will put you in an armbar. It will really hurt and probably dislocate your elbow. You will not enjoy this. Stay away.
Somebody on Wednesday decided it would be a great idea to break into LL Cool J’s home. Bad idea. The guy who sang “Mama Said Knock You Out” and the author of “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” is in fantastic shape. The burglar – at this point – no longer is. According to a TIME... Read more »

McKayla is NOT impressed vs. the Chicago Air & Water Show

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team flies in the 54th annual Air and Water Show in Chicago. — Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 19, 2012
With this being my first year living in Chicago, it’s also the first time I’ve been in the city for the Chicago Air & Water Show. I’ve never really been a planes and boats kind of guy, so I mostly just ignored the show unless a plane happened to be zooming overhead while I was... Read more »

The 10 least-likely Mitt Romney VP candidates

As we patiently await for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to decide who he wants on the ticket with him, I thought it might be a good idea to throw out those who – for whatever reason – probably are not on his short list. Flip through the below gallery to see who Romney won’t... Read more »

Chill & Grill: Please, may I have some more beer-can chicken?

Welcome to the Chill & Grill. Let's get ready to eat!
My wife and I on Saturday went to Waveland Park for the Chill & Grill Festival – the perfect chance to try a variety of food from different restaurants throughout Chicago. It was a fun festival, and I especially enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to try food from some of the restaurants... Read more »

Photo of the Day: Welcome to Chicago

Chicago Police officers keep their eyes on protesters near Randolph and Michigan Avenue. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune) Click here to see more Chicago Tribune photos and coverage of the NATO Summit.

Indiana festival offerings the suburbs are missing out on

My biggest regret at the Fall Festival is that I never figured out what deep-fried Kool-Aid is. Luckily, Good Morning America was there to help me out. Oh my!
Well, with November here, that about spells the end of all the fall festivals in the suburbs. Rather than reflect on their food offerings, though, which are mostly the same, I thought I’d show the food offerings from the Fall Festival in my hometown of Evansville, Ind., which I visited this fall. Perhaps some of... Read more »