| 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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Well-known for his acting skills, Ralph Fiennes adds his directing debut to his portrayal of the title role in this Shakespeare saga, adapted by John Logan ("Gladiator").
Coriolanus is a military man whose bid to secure other Romans' support in his...
| 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,...
| May 22, 2012
| 8:14 PM
The father of an 8-year-old boy killed Monday after being struck by a car paused today to light incense at a growing memorial near the Skokie intersection where his son was killed.
Nhu Vo was at the corner of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue trying to...
| 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).
| 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...
| 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....
| Oct 8, 2009
Where you've seen her
Jess Weixler made her mark with "Teeth" (2007), a black comedy about a girl with vagina dentata, which is exactly what it sounds like it might be. She won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for her performance. The 28-year-old has...
| Aug 23, 2008
As the guitarist for hard-edged pop-rock band Incubus, Mike Einziger has headlined arenas and festivals around the world. But standing in a rehearsal room at Los Angeles Valley College in front of an assembly of trained musicians gearing up to perform his...
| Nov 26, 2009
Not so long ago, South Park looked like Club Med for gang members.
The neighbors had given up on the little park -- ceding it, almost entirely, to the 5-Trey Avalon Gangster Crips. Gangsters smoked pot in the gym and bounced their gambling dice against...
| Oct 17, 2008
Brian Cox will reunite with his former "Deadwood" co-star Ian McShane on NBC's midseason series "Kings."
Cox will have a recurring part on the drama, which recasts the biblical story of David in a contemporary setting. He's set to appear in four episodes...
| Oct 28, 2008
"Battlestar Galactica's" Katee Sackhoff will face down a more human set of adversaries in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order."
Sackhoff -- who's also starring in an NBC pilot from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf -- is set to play a murder suspect on the...