Even though winter just started, Cook County officials say it's time to plan outdoor picnics.Picnic permits are on sale starting Tuesday.Permits must be obtained for groups of 25 or more. Two picnic permits per person or organization are allowed each year.
A subculture of the sci-fi/fantasy world recently hosted its annual gathering in Chicago. Always the curious cats, Eight Forty-Eight's Jason Marck and Eilee Heikenen-Weiss went out to learn more about it at Midwest FurFest.
Chicago previewed the city's new branding campaign on Thursday, designed to attract tourists. Enough with the "Second City," the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau wants everyone to know this town is "second to none."