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16 reasons why we can't leave Chicago, even after this evil winter

You're not human if, after the third polar vortex, the hundreth snowfall, the bazillionth delayed El train, you haven't considered leaving this city. …

Hey "Divergent" fans! The movie is making its big Chicago premiere tonight. You can follow along with the latest from the red carpet on our live blog:

Despite a threat from the Chicago Public Schools chief that teachers who refused to administer an annual state achievement test would be ordered to leave, boycotting teachers are being allowed to teach today, one teacher said.

in News onMar 4, 2014 2:35 pm

<i>Photo credit: Rolour Garcia</i><p>Drivers who pass the Des Plaines Oasis on a regular basis will have a little more than a week to get a Taco Bell and …

Emanuel looking at Soldier Field expansion

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field.<p>The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid.<p>"It's an exploration to see what, if anything, is …


Happy 177th birthday, Chicago! Keep doing you, but maybe consider thawing out soon? If it's not too much to ask. We love you either way. | Getty Images

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

United States Photos

See photos of the United States (including national parks, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Realistic Oil Paintings by Eric Zener

Inspiring Oil Paintings.<p>This is a small selection of inspiring oil paintings by California-based artist Eric Zener. His work has been exhibited …