| Mar 17, 2013
Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy.
"I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Plays about pornography have much the same problem as plays about professional sports. You can stage plenty of scenes of pregame conversation, locker-room tactics, front-office deal-making and postgame post-mortems, but you're stymied when it comes to...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:02 AM
A car stolen in Burbank and spotted in downtown Chicago twice fled police before crashing into a tree in Niles, according to authorities.
The owner of the car contacted OnStar Thursday night and a representative told her the car was in downtown Chicago,...
| Jul 4, 2013
Those attempting to define Chicago barbecue as one specific style will have no such luck — at the least, there are three distinct approaches found within city limits. The interesting thing is if you plot out these restaurants on a map, the...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:17 PM
A weary state Sen. Donne Trotter was released on $25,000 bond Thursday after spending the night in a Chicago police lockup on a felony charge that he tried to bring a handgun aboard an aircraft at O'Hare International Airport.
Dressed in a tan suede...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:52 PM
The perplexing folding doors that many CTA passengers hate are closing for the last time on the transit agency's oldest rail cars Thursday, and the public is invited aboard (for the normal fare) to take a ceremonial, end-of-an-era ride.
| Sep 16, 2012
| 8:50 PM
With their patience growing increasingly thin, Chicago parents continue to grapple with child care issues and ways to keep their kids busy as the teachers strike enters its second week.
The work stoppage, which took place one week after most students...
| Feb 11, 2013
Stop in to one of the eight Mariano's Fresh Markets in the Chicago area and you could spot founder Bob Mariano pushing carts, rewrapping meat or helping clean up spills.
The eponymous, upmarket grocery stores, tended with his exacting sense of detail,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:33 AM
A possible murder suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning after a seven-hour rooftop standoff, police said....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database. Seven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Fairfax (A)...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database. Three neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Fairfax (A)...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:03 PM
66-year-old man fatally shot by LAPD in South Los Angeles...