| Jul 31, 2008
| 4:22 PM
For some reason this seems to be the 'best of' season. At least I've just gotten three examples, which as you know, makes it a trend. First, the new Zagat survey came out. Then Baltimore magazine's August issue features 'The......
| Jul 4, 2014
Many Americans take the day off on the Fourth of July, but not Miranda Panos: She's in the fireworks business.
She plans to work until midnight Friday at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond. There's usually one last surge around 10 p.m., she said, when...
| Jul 2, 2014
Gerald Ratner practiced law in Chicago for more than 75 years and for many decades represented the billionaire Crown family in business and real estate deals that included the sale of the Empire State Building.
A baseball player at the University of...
| Jun 11, 2014
After selling the textbook publishing company he co-founded, Alfred "Fred" McDougal established the McDougal Family Foundation to help students by honing the skills of teachers.
"The foundation started by focusing on Chicago public schools and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Another national survey is out that points to the struggles people face to make a monthly housing payment.
In the past three years, more than half of adults have taken steps that include getting a second job, racking up credit card debt, cutting back...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A 22-year-old Chicago man was charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in April that left four injured in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Police arrested Juan Castro, of the 6100 block of South Kildare Avenue, on May 29 and...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire at a Southwest Side building Monday evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Fire crews were called to the scene about 5:40 p.m. The fire, which was elevated to a 3-11 alarm about 6:15 p.m., was...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Saturday shootings left two men dead and eight wounded across the city.
The first fatal shooting took place about 3:45 p.m. in the 700 block of West 69th Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood when two gunmen opened fire at two men standing...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
A dog rescued in Texas but lost at Midway Airport after slipping from her harness has been found safe and is on her way to a new home in Wisconsin.
"We are just so happy," said Lauren Kelliher, vice president of Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, which...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:16 PM
A 2-year-old girl and four women were seriously injured when their car rolled over in the Brighton Park neighborhood on Southwest Side early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened at Pershing Road and Kedzie Avenue about 5:10 a.m., Chicago Deputy Fire Chief...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:51 AM
A police squad car was reported missing this morning during a burglary call and turned up shortly afterward blocks away, police said.
About 4:15 a.m., police officers reported the squad car missing after a premises check in the 3500 block of South...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool.
"We just want to know what happened and why,"...