Illinois Travel Guide
Superman flies into theaters again this weekend in Man of Steel and the small town where it was filmed is taking full advantage of the publicity.
In the summer of 2011 Plano, IL was transformed into Smallville. Crews turned empty storefronts into Smallville bars, post offices, real estate agencies and pizzerias.
In honor of its star turn, Plano will host the Smallville Super Fest on August 16- 18, 2013. The festival will include a parade, giveaways, and vendors, all celebrating all things Superman.
This week Riot Fest, the indie rock festival that brings together artists from every era, announced the after-party line-up for their Chicago Festival, taking place September 14-16.
The 2012 flagship event in Chicago will be held in Humboldt Park and feature more than 30 acts including Iggy and The Stooges, Elvis Costello, Rise Against, Descendents, Elvis Costello, and The Offspring.
Conan O'Brien has taken over the Chicago Theatre this week where he is taping four episodes of Conan to coincide with the TBS Just For Laughs Festival.
On Monday, Conan unveiled a 17-foot bobblehead of himself which he plans to donate to Chicago. "As a thank you, I had a sculpture created that reflects Chicago's size, power, and beauty," Conan explained as he revealed the massive monument.
Conan is asking Chicago residents to chose where they want the giant bobblehead to stand by tweeting suggestions to @teamcoco with the hashtag #COCOBOBBLE or posting them at teamcoco.com/cocobobble.