| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:18 AM
At first glance, the Essanay Studio buildings in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood may seem fairly unremarkable.
The two red brick structures, located on the 1300 block of West Argyle Street, look from the outside like your typical early 20th century factory...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:17 AM
You don't have to look very hard in Plano to find traces of the Superman reboot that filmed in the western suburb last summer. Plano, which doubled as the fictional town of Smallville in the upcoming “Man of Steel,” has yet to take down the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:55 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A piece of San Francisco's past was unearthed earlier this month when wreckage from the old City Hall -- destroyed in the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city -- were discovered at a construction site.
Workers digging underneath a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
BURBANK, Illinois -- Just hours after saying "I do," Estrella Carrera was found stabbed to death in a blood-soaked bathtub, still wearing the glittery, sequined dress she wore at her cocktail reception.
A manhunt was immediately launched for her husband,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Pat Byrnes, who may or may not wind up as a stay-at-home dad in Springfield, is currently balancing the care-taking duties for his two lovely young daughters with the promotional chores surrounding the publication of his insightful, funny and charming...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:22 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Chicago drivers can now make their annual payment for the privilege of keeping a car in the city.
City stickers went on sale this week at City Clerk Susana Mendoza's office, online and at some currency exchanges. The stickers also can be purchased...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today.
Progress was made, but...
| Oct 22, 2012
To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.
As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Embattled red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. fired its executive vice president Wednesday and accused him of misconduct involving the company's scandal-plagued Chicago contract.
Reeling from the crippling loss of that contract and the...
| Feb 19, 2013
Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants.
Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...