| Mar 4, 2014
Gordon Delmar Chambliss, an engineer with Shell Oil for 33 years, sat on the board of the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District and also served with the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission.
Mr. Chambliss, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 23, at Central...
| Feb 22, 2014
To put it in football terms, there is still time on the clock in this hard-fought contest, and the atmosphere off the field of play also had drama.
On the fourth day of testimony at a labor hearing in Chicago focusing on the question of whether...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:03 AM
The Toronto Raptors have made it clear to opposing teams that it'll take a whale of an offer to pry Kyle Lowry away from them ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline. Lowry showed his worth in Tuesday's in over Washington, and will once again be the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Feb 18, 2014
Arthur Bishop, who is Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to lead the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, has been in the job only a few weeks. He runs a far-flung agency whose caseworkers make decisions that affect the lives of thousands of abused...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today began serving his 60 day sentence after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, officials said. Richard Vanecko, 39, turned himself into McHenry County officials where he began serving...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
AUSTIN, Texas It was a tough week for Whole Foods Market.
The Austin-based natural foods grocer saw scattered protests after a Chicago employee said she was unjustly fired last month. And the company's stock took a beating after an earnings report that...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:46 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a 1955 syndicated cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacob Burck of the Chicago Sun-Times. Henry McNulty, who is our...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Jeannie Morris has become the first female winner of a Ring Lardner Award for excellence in sports journalism.
The pioneering Morris joins veteran sports columnist Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times and the late Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:35 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Most NFL Draft experts are in agreement: As a pro football prospect, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam projects to be a third-to-fifth-round selection.
But Sam's revelation Sunday that he intends to become the first openly gay man to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Start of Koschman investigation looks more like a bungle than a conspiracy Friday's print column What did members of the Richard M. Daley administration know about the 2004 fatal attack on David Koschman, and when did they know it? A......
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric.
As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...