| May 21, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Globally minded Hollywood studios are muting elements that might be considered too American. But Prestige filmmakers working outside the studio system — including several from other countries — are doubling down on the red, white and blue....
| Dec 14, 2011
It has taken almost two years, but government regulators finally woke up to the idea that those 1-800-GET-THIN billboards plastered all over Southland freeways may be dangerous to your health.
That's the underlying meaning of the action announced Tuesday...
| Dec 18, 2011
Frank Loesch was a crime-fighting crusader nearly unparalleled in Chicago's history. In a life span that included Abraham Lincoln's election and assassination, the Great Chicago Fire, Prohibition and two world wars, Loesch not only saw the city...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:55 AM
LAS VEGAS — Valentine's Day is for a day of love and kisses and chocolate and roses.
Except on Feb. 14, 1929, in Chicago, which featured Tommy gun bursts, shotgun blasts, pistol shots and headlines of the slaughter of seven gangsters in a South...
| Mar 11, 2012
The first rule of business — any business — is this: Do what you do well.
And what Chicago does well is drink.
Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:53 PM
It came about, simply enough.
"When I was 13, my Dad came home one day and said, 'Guess what? We're moving to Alcatraz,'" recalls Don Bowden, one of the kids that grew up on the famous island.
His dad was a federal prison guard and was moving to...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Before 1965, people in Alabama had to pass a literacy test before they could vote, and some questions were challenging.
How many states had to ratify the U.S. Constitution for it to take effect? What limit does the Constitution impose of the size of...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Reporter Kathy Bergen has been to Copenhagen when Chicago was in consideration for the 2016 Olympics and to Brussels where NATO officials are discussing their May 2012 visit. How has Chicago's perception in Europe changed? How is it the same?
| Mar 24, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
5:50 a.m. Johnny B gets an update from Gallagher after his recent health scare.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:35 a.m. Mike McConnell talks to a man who gave up money…for good.
12 - 3 p.m. John...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 7:32 PM
A group of teenagers and young adults stood in silence Sunday on the South Side at Racine Avenue and 78th Court, surrounded by members of St. Sabina Catholic Church.
Cars whizzed by as they stood like statues, one holding a cross that said "Stop...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:52 PM
It was not the FBI that brought down Al Capone and, contrary to countless movie and television versions, it was not even Prohibition revenuer Eliot Ness.
It was Frank J. Wilson, an accountant in the federal Bureau of Internal Revenue, now called —...
| Jan 15, 2012
Al Capone was a scourge of the city of Chicago. The brutal gangster controlled not only many illegal enterprises, namely beer and booze, but also influenced the legal ones through bribes and threats. It took the full weight and power of the federal...