| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:34 AM
As much as 4 inches of rain doused the morning rush hour, flooding ramps and roads, and more storms are expected just in time for trick-or-treaters this evening.
Some areas could see another 2 inches of rain, and storms could be strong with large hail...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Christine Wagner's first apartment in the city had a roach problem. There were so many, she said, that by month 10 of her lease, she had filled a plastic baggie with their carcasses.
But Wagner's landlord, who managed a Bowmanville apartment building...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought Wednesday to reshape the debate over his efforts to shrink the city's so-called food deserts by announcing plans to open a Whole Foods Market in the impoverished Englewood neighborhood three years from now.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:27 AM
This column is not about the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. We'll be writing about that Sunday, and then again next week, closer to Thursday's opening night.
But here's an interesting fact regarding this year's festival: Not a single...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The body of an adult male was pulled from Lake Michigan this afternoon on the South Side in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood.
The Chicago Fire Department responded shortly after 4 p.m. to a call of a person in the water on the 5700 block of South...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The body of man pulled from Lake Michigan Staurday off the shore of Hyde Park has been identified of a man whose inflatable raft drifted away from the lakefront last week, authorities said.
The body of Anthony Tyson, 54, was found about 4 p.m....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:47 PM
ELLISON BAY, Wis. — The sweet aroma of onions caramelizing in a skillet is impossible to miss as vacationers enter the classroom in an old schoolhouse not far from the northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula.
The 16 students, a mix from children...
| Nov 8, 2012
For many in Chicago's Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, Wednesday was a day to celebrate.
There would be another time to worry about the fragile economy, the loss of jobs and the escalating violence in neighborhoods farther south.
Many had stayed...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Continuing the first family’s outreach to Chicago teens, President Barack Obama today welcomed 14 students and five chaperons from Chicago’s Hyde Park Academy High School to be among his guests at an informal luncheon in the...
| Jun 15, 2013
— Continuing the first family's outreach to Chicago teens, President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed 14 students and five chaperons from Chicago's Hyde Park Academy High School to be among his guests at an informal luncheon in the State Dining...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:44 AM
President Barack Obama will come to Chicago on Friday and talk about guns, heeding the calls from crime-ridden communities to make the city a priority in his national anti-violence agenda.
But young African-American men, those most likely to be hit by...