| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Someone shot six people who were standing outside J.J. Peppers Food Store Friday night in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said.
Four others were shot, one fatally, since then.
A man was killed in the West Pullman neighborhood on...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell passed away peacefully on June 17, 2013 at the age of 83. She was born on November 20, 1929 in Puerto Padre, Cuba. She leaves behind her beloved family including husband Joseph Mitchell and 5 children: Thomas, Joseph...
| May 8, 2013
After its creation was announced via nationwide broadcast, people lined up to buy the very first versions. It's lightweight, has been the subject of fierce patent battles and is so addictive you can't put it down, even when you know you should.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So Illinois says it owns the state, and Northwestern claims Chicago. Now the two athletic programs are fighting over … Evanston?
The Fighting Illini Caravan will make an intriguing stop May 8 — at the World of Beer bar in Evanston located...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:05 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly sold a stolen car, stole it back from the buyer and then tried to sell it again to undercover police officers, all in the space of a few days.
Eddie Simmons, 22, also...
| Jun 12, 2013
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
For kids, summer means three months off from reading, writing and arithmetic. But during that break, growing minds can lose educational skills acquired during the school year, according to the National Summer Learning Association.
| Jun 9, 2013
Corrie Wallace has helped immigrant parents — from the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, Russia, Poland, Pakistan and elsewhere — navigate the sometimes puzzling American public school system, giving them tools, as she says, to "help parents help...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A man working at a construction site on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston who died after he was struck by a beam that fell from six stories up this morning has been identified.
The beam was knocked loose by a construction crane and struck...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Q: What do you think about the ruling against Lennox the dog in Belfast? -- S.C., Atlanta, GA
A: This may sound melodramatic, but I cried when I read your note. Lennox, a mixed-breed dog, was confiscated about two years ago because officials thought he...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A Cook County judge recently struck down a civil lawsuit brought against Evanston by a waste hauler that had alleged that the city was harassing …...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:35 PM
EVANSTON, IL – The Evanston Community Foundation announced $217,000 in grants to 30 organizations and programs at its 2012/2013 Responsive Grant Awards event, held May …...