| Mar 20, 2012
| 3:14 PM
"After I play this,"Yo-Yo Masaid as he picked up his 1712 Davidoff Stradivarius cello, "tell me what you think about." This is Tuesday, around lunch.
He played the prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1.
Here's a popular version of it online, which...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:17 PM
A reputed gang member was sentenced to 125 years in prison today for the 2009 murder of Chicago police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez in June 2009.
Shawn Gaston, 22, sat expressionless as the maximum sentence was imposed on him at the Cook...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:47 PM
They were not even born at the time their city erupted in flames, violence and rage against a system that would not convict Los Angeles police officers of brutally beating a black man.
But high school students Jiaya Ingram, Ashley Torres and Jessica...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:48 PM
A Cook County jury tonight convicted a reputed gang member charged in the 2009 murder of a Chicago police officer.
After deliberating for nearly 2 1/2 hours, the jury found Shawn Gaston, 22, guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the fatal...
| May 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
So, I’m reading that Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer will have to put up another combined game of 40-plus points and 20-plus rebounds if the Bulls are going to win Game 6 in Philadelphia on Thursday night to force a deciding game at home.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:26 AM
The British Open galleries won’t get to see Webb Simpson. But nearly 80 Chicagoans will.
The U.S. Open champion is headed to Olympia Fields Country Club on July 9 to take part in a walking clinic and “closest to the pin” competition...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
A federal court panel today upheld the Democratic-drawn redistricting of Illinois' congressional boundaries, rejecting a Republican challenge that contended the new map was illegal.
The court agreed with the GOP complaint that the map “was a...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Supreme Court justices were sharply divided Tuesday concerning whether a lab analyst who did a crucial DNA test that identified a Chicago rapist must testify at his trial....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger will perform selections from "The Phantom of the Opera" on a 25th anniversary celebratory telecast honoring the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical....
| Dec 17, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Authorities said Saturday that five people, including three children, found dead in a small Illinois farming town were killed in a murder-suicide....
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Tom Hayden wrote in an Op-Ed Dec. 16 about the role of "determined peace activists" in ending the war in Iraq, including "one who embraced their cause and became president": Barack Obama. Hayden called Obama's opposition to the war --......
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:32 PM
The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......