Brand new music festivals rarely go off without a few kinks to work out. Despite some interference from Mother Nature, the first year for Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival ran pretty smoothly. Located at the 3,000-acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois, the festival drew 8,500 peop ... More >>
Sam Shear went to Lake Tahoe, Nevada, for college. When he got home to Chicago, he was full of ideas. Inspired by his parents' love for classic rock music and the West coast's overall love and community, Shear went to his dad, Barry, with an idea for a benefit concert. The two talked about it, put ... More >>
Paula Deen may love Smithfield Foods pork products, but Mark Bittman's not a fan. Neither is the Humane Society of America, who released a report on inhumane conditions at Smithfield's large pig farms. Bittman took to his website yesterday to call for a boycott, and issued a plea to stop supporting ... More >>
James Earl Ray, one of the most notorious "Top Ten" fugitives of all time hailed from St. Louis (Alton) but was placed on the list by the Memphis F.B.I. following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the F.B.I's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list, a ... More >>
Shock jock's found a new way to annoy people
Bill Beachum, war hero and Disabled American Veterans honcho, had an out-of-control dream that may soon land him in jail. Question is, was he the only old soldier on a mission of greed?
Guitarist Dave Black is all over the city, every week
When it came to guns, the Overland cops weren't just playing around