Tracy Swartz,

Tracy Swartz

Chicago, IL, United States

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  • Sun Sentinel
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Hartford Courant
  • Carroll County Times

Recent articles by Tracy:

Esther Povitsky returns home to Skokie for new Comedy Central special

Skokie native Esther Povitsky's new Comedy Central special, “Hot For My Name,” is scheduled to premiere June 5. → Read More

‘Windy City Rehab’ host seeks dismissal from Wicker Park couple’s fraud lawsuit

A Wicker Park couple filed suit against the "Windy City Rehab" team in April for “defective and incomplete work” performed on their home. → Read More

He styled Michelle Obama’s hair for years. Now a South Side native is tackling hair disasters on a new VH1 show.

South Side native Johnny Wright, who styled Michelle Obama's hair when she was first lady, helps fix damaged tresses and schools stylists on VH1's “To Catch a Beautician.” → Read More

‘Very Cavallari’ won’t be back after Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler split

‘Very Cavallari’ won’t be back after Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler split → Read More

‘Married at First Sight’ couple from Chicago area returns for coronavirus quarantine spinoff

Anthony D'Amico and Ashley Petta starred on the fifth season of "Married at First Sight." They're back for "Married at First Sight: Couples' Cam," a coronavirus-themed spinoff. → Read More

24 Chicago celebrities offer advice, congrats to 2020 high school graduates

Bob Odenkirk, Michael Shannon, Suze Orman, Victoria Park and more offer advice to graduates and reflect on their own high school careers. → Read More

Cooking Channel series ‘Carnival Eats’ revisits the Porter County Fair in Indiana

Cooking Channel's "Carnival Eats" will feature food from the Porter County Fair in Northwest Indiana on Sunday's episode. → Read More

Inside the saga of Kanye West’s childhood home in Chicago

Kanye West has run into trouble with the city as he renovates the South Side home he grew up in nearly four decades ago. → Read More

How a messy divorce could affect Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari’s reputations

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari presented a united front when they announced their split in April. The tabloids and court filings tell a different story. → Read More

A DePaul class on ‘The Bachelor’ went online because of the coronavirus. Chris Harrison, ‘Grocery Store Joe’ and other alumni have joined in.

"The Bachelor" stars and others tied to the franchise have used their stay-at-home time to video chat with a DePaul University relational communication class. → Read More

Chicago-area families win cash or garage junk on ‘Jeff’s Homemade Game Show’

Chicagoan Jeff Rogers hosts "Jeff's Homemade Game Show," which premieres Tuesday on BYUtv. → Read More

Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ imagines if ESPN expanded ‘The Last Dance’ to 142 episodes

What would “The Last Dance” look like if it was 142 episodes instead of 10? “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” re-imagined ESPN’s Michael Jordan docuseries on Thursday. → Read More

Meet the Whitney Young grad featured in Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary

Michelle Obama's Netflix documentary, "Becoming," dropped Wednesday. The film includes Obama's visit to her alma mater, Whitney Young. → Read More

Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago canceled due to coronavirus

The Pitchfork Music Festival, scheduled for July 17-19 in Union Park, has been canceled because of the novel coronavirus, organizers announced Wednesday. → Read More

TV specials keep the spotlight on John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is the subject of Thursday’s episode of the Oxygen network series “Mark of a Killer.” → Read More

New Netflix movie ‘Dangerous Lies’ gets Chicago all wrong

Netflix's "Dangerous Lies," starring Camila Mendes, is set in Chicago, but filmed in Vancouver. → Read More

Contractors who worked on ‘Windy City Rehab’ facing new fraud allegations

Two contractors from the first season of “Windy City Rehab” committed fraud by diverting money from other projects to help fund work done on the popular HGTV show, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Cook County court. → Read More

Details from the Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari divorce case

Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari announced their split Sunday after nearly seven years of marriage. → Read More

She helped inspire ‘A League of Their Own.’ Now a former Chicagoan’s secret gay relationship is the subject of a new Netflix doc.

“A Secret Love,” due out Wednesday on Netflix, explores the relationship between Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue, who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. → Read More

South Side native shows off her work as an aquarium biologist on CBS series ‘Mission Unstoppable’

South Side native Amanda Hodo shows off her work as a Florida aquarium biologist on Saturday's episode of the CBS series "Mission Unstoppable." → Read More