| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Popular holiday-music recording act Mannheim Steamroller will continue its three-weekend concert series at Universal Studios theme park on Saturday and Sunday. founder Chip Davis shared some thoughts about his group with us from his home in Omaha, Neb.,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of overnight news from the Tribune's breaking news desk:
• Two men have been killed and seven people injured in shootings on the South and West sides since Friday afternoon, according to police. Read more.
• Five people were hurt...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Five people were hurt in an early-morning traffic crash near Grant Park in downtown Chicago, fire officials said.
The crash, involving a Toyota Camry and a Hyundai Elantra, happened just after 2 a.m. near the intersection of South Columbus Drive and...
| Jan 1, 2014
New Year's resolutions inspire improvements, and Chicago jazz could use a few.
Here are one listener's resolutions for what ought to happen in 2014:
Upgrade Jazz Fest
The perpetually cash-strapped Chicago Jazz Festival made a quantum leap forward in...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Expiring contracts: Josh McCown, Roberto Garza, Eben Britton, Dante Rosario, Jordan Palmer, Taylor Boggs, Jonathan Scott.
Hot topic: Jay Cutler can't win.
That's what the pro-Cutler camp keeps shouting. Here, the Bears have a quarterback who's 39-28...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A license plate from a demo vehicle was stolen from the lot of Pugi Hyundai on Ogden Avenue sometime between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4.
A white gold and diamond wedding ring was missing...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Thirteen years ago today, after 36 days of nasty skirmishing over Florida’s contested presidential vote, George W. Bush formally won the 2000 election. The day before, the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for him to become the 43rd president...
| Sep 13, 2013
Wander into the lobbies of some Chicago-area condo and apartment buildings and you may never want to leave. Posh sofas beckon with luxurious cushions. The delicate fragrance of fresh flowers mixes with the aroma of brewing coffee.
| Sep 19, 2013
It took a Chicago guy named Daley to honestly assess the "enormity" of American politics.
But I'm sure glad he did.
"Even though you're around it for a long time, you don't get a sense of the enormity of it until you get into it," Bill Daley said...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:36 PM
— On the day Stan Bowman arrived at Notre Dame as a freshman in 1991, he had walking pneumonia and a broken ankle from crashing his golf cart.
A feeble Bowman needed crutches to hobble from his Keenan Hall dorm to the infirmary, a place he visited...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions.
"You can't miss it," he said into his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:18 AM
The South Lake Shore Drive extension, Chicago's newest roadway, is less than two weeks away from opening along a part of the city that for more than 100 years most people have seen only from a distance.
It has been 21 years since the blast furnaces at U....