SEEN ON THE SCENE: With “Transformers: Age of Extinction” filming here, the stars are out ‘n about. Mark Wahlberg dropped by Michael Jordan’s Steak House Wednesday afternoon, while co-star Kelsey Grammer was ordering lattes in the Starbucks near the Wrigley Building, joined by his new baby, and happily greeting fans. … Singer and actress Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”) was spied lunching at Hub 51. … The Hawks’ Jamal Mayer chowed down at Rockit Bar & Grill.
A dramatic photo of a merlin in Chicago, winning the Bassmaster Classic and the Stanley Cup, a frequent question on the safety of eating fish and the growth of nesting barn owls in Indiana are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
High-maintenance woman meddles in the guest list, then gets upset if a seat isn’t saved for her.
The prospective track developers are looking to tweak a state law that gives Hawthorne veto power over any new track wanting to set up shop in the south suburbs.
UConn doled out another drama-free drubbing Saturday, getting 21 points and 10 rebounds from Adama Sanogo to dispatch Miami 72-59 and move one win from the school’s fifth national title.