Lincoln Park invaded by witches and ghouls for annual Spooktacular

On October 26, Clark Street will transform into a spook-sational Halloween wonderland with fun activities for adults and kids of all ages during Lincoln Park’s annual Clark Street Spooktacular! Some of the festivities featured this year are street magicians, jugglers, balloon artists, Halloween inflatables and characters in costume strolling along Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey. The festivities run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and there will be trick-or-treating at participating establishments … [Read more...]

Ebertfest: The Show Will Go On

This will be the first year without founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, and an emotional time for many involved in the festival. Some sources say that this year’s Ebertfest will be a tribute to the late, great film critic. Originally, the fest was comically named Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival. It’s organized by the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the films have always been selected by Ebert himself, who was a U of I alumnus. By moving the festival there, Ebert … [Read more...]