| May 2, 2012
| 7:47 PM
A close friend of William Balfour's testified Wednesday that Balfour asked her to lie about his whereabouts just hours after prosecutors allege he killed three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family.
Brittany Acoff-Howard, 21, was the second state...
| Apr 28, 2012
William Balfour admitted killing singer Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother to his girlfriend just hours after they were fatally shot, the woman testified Friday in what turned out to be a powerful day of testimony for the prosecution.
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Think of Skylar Grey’s performance Saturday in Paris Club’s upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, as a sign of things to come this summer.
Studio Paris — which features a retractable roof and has hosted performances by Jennifer Hudson, Cee...
| May 4, 2012
A maintenance man who grew up with singer Jennifer Hudson's family on Chicago's South Side testified Thursday that he could think of only one man who would have wanted to harm Hudson's brother: William Balfour.
Balfour, on trial on charges he killed...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
How did the Cubs’ Kerry Wood spend the night before his team’s season opener against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field?
By decorating cupcakes.
Wood — all 6-foot-5 of him — squeezed the cream cheese frosting out of a...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:49 AM
WWE bad guy David Otunga feels left out when publications cover sightings of his fiancee, Oscar winner and fellow Chicago native Jennifer Hudson, but don’t mention that he was at the restaurant or store as well – at least that’s what...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:38 AM
Chicago might not have its own “Real Housewives” spinoff, but the former home of gangster Al Capone will have its own version of “Mob Wives” beginning this spring.
“Mob Wives: Chicago” — like the New York-...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Residents of a River North condo building on N. Franklin Street and W. Institute Place were warned Tuesday that an NBC pilot will be filming on the corner Saturday-Monday.
"DO NOT BE ALARMED,” the condo association notice said in bold letters....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Jennifer Hudson's career was soaring in the fall of 2008, but the Oscar-winning actress and singer still found time to check in with her mother back in Chicago every day between 9 and 11 a.m.
So when Hudson hadn't heard from her mom by late in the...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 10:01 PM
In bringing some of their most damning testimony against Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law, Cook County prosecutors on Thursday relied on some colorful witnesses, including a former crack addict, a jail inmate and a man who waited more than two...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:24 PM
For the first time since his arrest almost four years ago, William Balfour spoke out briefly in court as he was about to be sentenced Tuesday for the murders of three of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members, offering condolences for the youngest...