| Mar 11, 2011
| 12:13 PM
The former north suburban waste agency director charged with embezzling $900,000 told an assistant he stole the money because he was angry at the agency, prosecutors said today.
Brooke Beal, the former executive director of the Solid Waste Agency of...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Prosecutors today described a horrific scene inside a Skokie home where a man killed his 18-year-old daughter and 2-year-old granddaughter, with the child hitting him with a toy to make him stop.
As his daughter Cynthia lay dying on the living floor,...
| Aug 5, 2011
As burned out as we all are with the reboots and prequels -- and we wish Hollywood would just come up with some original ideas -- if a movie is great we forgive all that.
It’s always weird when you have a film that has cameos from a few of the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Keep your eyes on Tom Hardy. Before the Brit starred in films like "Inception" or this year's "Warrior," he scorched the small screen as thuggish Freddie Jackson in the 2009 British miniseries "The Take" (8 p.m. Friday, Encore; 3.5 stars).
| May 26, 2011
| 12:28 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Brian Cox was born in Dundee, Scotland, on this date in 1946. This birthday guy was the first actor to portray the evil Dr. Hannibal Lechter in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter." He's given acclaimed performances in films such as...
| Aug 1, 2011
Director Rupert Wyatt stopped by the studio to talk about his latest movie "Rise of Planet of the Apes," which comes out on August 5.
A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the "Rise of Planet of the Apes....
| Feb 2, 2012
With great power comes great responsibility, but powerful men often make for lousy, irresponsible politicians. (Insert personal observations on certain presidential candidates here.) With "Coriolanus,"one of William Shakespeare's toughest, most...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:32 AM
It's not surprising that Shakespeare remains the most filmed author of all time. (Yes, children, that even includes Stephen King.) In fact, in any given year there are more adaptations of Shakespeare than of anyone else. Public domain status helps, but...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Anthony Hopkins is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard. "For 'Thor,'" he pointed out, "I don't just play a father, I play the god-father." Work is underway on the fourth Marvel Studios film, and Hopkins said he is......
| Dec 11, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 13 - 19, in PDF format This week's TV Movies LEGACY: The 2008 animated holiday special "The Flight Before Christmas" features the voices of Emma Roberts and Norm MacDonald,......
| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:33 PM
This looks like an October to die for if you're a horror fan. There's the spirited success of "Paranormal Activity," the $15,000 film that is spooking up major word of mouth and will expand next Friday into new markets. Then......
| Feb 20, 2008
The cast of 20th Century Fox's superhero drama "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has expanded to include Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am and Ryan Reynolds.
Also joining the Marvel adaptation are Danny Huston, Lynn Collins and the previously reported Liev Schreiber....