| Dec 26, 2013
New Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has paid $625,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot house in Evanston.
Hyde, 40, spent this past season in the Cubs' front office, as director of player development. He was named bench coach Nov. 22 and will...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:02 AM
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the Lakeview neighborhood overnight.
The shooting happened about 12:55 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Diversey Parkway, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The teen told police he "heard...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:50 AM
UPDATE -- Chicago police said Monday morning that a North Side man who had been missing since Friday was found safe and has been reunited with his family. No other details were available.
Police are searching...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.
According to a news release from...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Follow the spotlight to free Cheesie's on Monday.
As part of what Groupon is calling The Searchlight Campaign, the company will feature its "best" merchants by giving away free swag at four locations around Chicago. The deal includes 300 free Cheesie's...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A large part of Tom Gniedziejko's business during the past few years has been buying older ranch homes on Chicago's Northwest Side, adding second-story additions and reselling them.
The deals just aren't what they used to be. Compared with two years...
| Mar 13, 2014
Chicago television producer David Manilow will begin filming his newest public television series, "My Chicago," this week, with the first of six episodes set to air April 25.
Each half-hour episode will feature three people, often prominent, taking a...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:55 PM
Lake Shore Drive completely reopened around 4:20 a.m. this morning, according to Chicago police, hours after a standoff lasting more than 8 hours closed lanes in both directions.
Police late Sunday took into custody a Chicago-area man wanted in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:29 AM
When you encounter a movie titled "Love & Air Sex" (this week at Facets) the obvious question is what is air sex?
"It started in Japan," said director Bryan Poyser, who comes to town for post-show Q&A's Friday and Saturday.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Sitting through 10 hours of live sketch comedy, as I did last weekend, you learn a few things.
That it requires fortitude and patience by the truckload. You learn that like in improv, the majority of performers — bless their enthusiasm —...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
I was 15 the first time I flew to a non-English-speaking country by myself, an experience at once terrifying, thrillingly adult and exceedingly small potatoes compared to that of Laura Dekker, the Dutch teenager who sailed around the world alone from 2010...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:10 AM
A man was taken into custody after trying to rob an off-duty Chicago police officer at knifepoint early this morning, authorities said.
About 12:30 a.m., the 20-year-old man bicycled toward the officer as he was walking in the 1700 block of West...