| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:51 PM
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports.
The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:43 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday.
The attack late...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Feel-good local tale, new state gun law and Florida tragedy share a common theme Wednesday's print column Gary Dailey is a hero. Full stop. You can say he acted rashly, even a bit recklessly on the night of July 4......
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Now "The View" is taking a look at rebuilding.
After losing longtime co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck last week and with both Joy Behar and creator Barbara Walters set to depart in coming weeks (Behar) and in 2014 (Walters), the only thing that has seemed...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Critics have not gone easy on the Adam Sandler comedy, despite box office predictions in the $40 millions for opening weekend. Here's what some critics are saying about the sequel to 2010 hit "Grown Ups":
"It's juvenile, it's obvious and it's crass....
| Aug 25, 2013
Contrary to what the guidebooks say, there is more than one Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
The one at State and Kinzie streets has Garfield Goose, Oprah's door and a camera from the first Kennedy-Nixon debate. But a few blocks away on...
| Sep 15, 2013
One unheralded author and a tiny publisher received a Pulitzer surprise in 2010 when Paul Harding's “Tinkers” won the big prize for fiction. The debut novelist and his publisher, Bellevue Literary Press (based at the New York University School...
| Sep 15, 2013
In the wake of the great Elmore Leonard’s death, I immediately felt a great sense of loss. Leonard was for decades a constant in my reading life, each book coming at me with fascinating characters and perfect dialogue; each book reminding me how...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Birthdays carry burdens for young Claire. Each year, her beleaguered father takes her from their shack in a seaside Haitian village to visit the grave of her mother, who died giving birth. Claire's seventh birthday dawns with an additional portent, as a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:29 AM
"The Childhood of Jesus" features no character named Jesus.
That surely counts as one of the major provocations in J.M. Coetzee's delightfully vexing new novel.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
| Aug 31, 2013
"The papers in Chicago in those days were unlike any printed anywhere else," wrote the great Hugh Fullerton in 1928 for the Saturday Evening Post. "They were written largely in the language that the wild growing young city understood." On the evidence...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
John Casablancas, the brash upstart who transformed the modeling business in the late 1970s when he founded the Elite agency and turned its young beauties — including Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell — into celebrities,...