| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
We think it’s safe to say that Chicago is officially back on the film and television map. The city’s always been an attractive place to shoot — rich in history and architecture, and possessing an abundance of patina. But until the tax...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:36 PM
An off-duty Chicago firefighter was shot by police this afternoon after he jumped out of a car and appeared to point a weapon at officers in a store parking lot in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, authorities said.
The firefighter was in a shooting...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Chicago police cleared out a Southwest Side funeral home today after a large group of friends of slain rap artist Lil Jojo gathered around his casket and nearly knocked it over.
The scene drew outrage from relatives of the slain 18-year-old and other...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A head-on crash killed the drivers of two cars early this morning in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far Southwest Side, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 2:20 a.m. in the 3400 block of West 115th Street, Chicago Police Department...
| May 16, 2013
Like most people who go into journalism, I have an insatiable curiosity about our world. The desire to learn how things work is especially satisfying when it comes to health and science reporting.
What a responsibility it is to have some of the nation&...
| May 6, 2013
When Chris Marciano was 4 years old, he would have a blistering tantrum whenever music came on the radio. By the second grade, his teacher described him as "not with us." At age 11, he was kicked out of school.
"The pediatrician said he was just...
| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Chicago sci-fi fans are eager to see NBC's new series "Revolution." So eager, in fact, they voted online in droves to win a special theatrical screening Sept. 6 at Kerasotes Showplace ICON.
Now comes the difficult part. In order to attend, fans must go...
| Aug 30, 2011
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED July 6: The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisc., has weighed in with a letter to Blue Island officials (.pdf) (text below) Civil-rights activist Rob Sherman of Buffalo Grove, our area's most relentless defender of the metaphorical...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Radiohead releases remix EP with production from Four Tet and others.....
| Apr 15, 2011
| 2:20 PM
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