| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Join Ken Weiss in an online discussion -- via Google+ Hangout -- about population growth, climate change and other intractable problems at 3:30 p.m. today from UC Berkeley. The newspaper explored such issues around the world in its recent five-part series...
| Jul 18, 2013
Murder charges have been filed against a 16-year-old boy in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy earlier this month on the West Side, police said.
The name of the boy charged has not been released by police News Affairs, but a statement released from...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:30 AM
"All Cheerleaders Must Die," helmer Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's supernatural thrill-ride, will open the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness, it was announced Monday (July 29, 2013) at midnight along with the popular strand'...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot to death on the West Side Monday afternoon, police said.
Hours later, three others were injured in separate shootings on the South Side.
The 15-year-old boy, Ed Cooper, was shot in the chest about...
| Feb 12, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until this week, I had never...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:28 AM
The first thing Ron Skleney did was tamp down our expectations.
Yes, birds were on the wing, migrating our way in force. Skleney, naturalist at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, showed our bird walk group the radar map that proved it....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Many of the world's most important movements and organizations are born from very modest circumstances. United Way is a case in point.
In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi joined forces to raise funds for local charities and...
| Oct 24, 2012
Above the Grove Portage Trail at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, the canopy of trees was taxicab yellow. With the sun pouring down from above, the colors glowed.
Beneath them, we walkers gaped at the view, pointed our cameras and counted...
| Aug 22, 2012
Experts warn against assuming a ride is safe for unaccompanied children just because they meet the height requirement. But there are things parents can keep in mind to make a day at the fair, park or family entertainment center safer.
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Todo está listo para que este sábado de 4 junio se realize la segunda edición de ‘La Batalla de las Placas’, cartelera boxística con agentes del orden y organizada por Sparta Boxing y la Liga Atletica de la Policía de El Centro.
La cita es a...
| Aug 24, 2011
Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil
Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday.
In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:23 PM
I've suffered from insomnia for years. I've suffered from it for so long that I didn't realize I had it until I met my husband and started sleeping next to him. There we would be in bed. Me talking. Him saying, "um hum." I kept complaining that he...