| Dec 30, 2012
Tommy O'Connor was a bad man, a coldblooded killer who prowled Chicago as Prohibition descended. He was convicted of murdering one person — a police officer — and likely shot dead at least two more, including his best friend.
That's why they...
| Sep 23, 2012
Chicago and boxing are a match made in heaven, both taking perverse pride in rumors that the fix is in, that the mob has a piece of the action.
Where else would a fighter's wife testify in divorce court that her husband "lay down," purposely losing a...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
One man was killed and 10 others wounded from Friday afternoon through early Saturday on the South and West sides.
Fifty-five people have been shot across the city since Wednesday, 10 of them fatally.
Jerimiah Milsap, 24, of the 1000 block of West...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Four people, including two 16-year-old boys, were killed and at least 10 people were wounded within 10 hours Thursday across the city, according to Chicago police.
Another person was killed early Friday, in the Logan Square neighborhood on the...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Take the challenge
The big finish As running events go, few set themselves apart like the Soldier Field 10 Mile. The 10th-anniversary course makes its way along the lakefront and then finishes, spectacularly, on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, with...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
I would not presume to know, at any point during her 83 years on this planet, what Vivian Maier was thinking. But since she died in 2009, I suppose it's OK to make a leap and say that she would be made very uneasy and perhaps downright uncomfortable...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up.
And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:19 AM
At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months.
In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months. In one of the fatal shootings, three men were...
| May 8, 2013
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing.
When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.
That is because...