| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Games at 7:30 unless noted
Friday, Aug. 29
Chicago Public-Inter City 2
Hirsch at Gage Park, 4:15
Kelly at Farragut, 4:15
Kennedy at Bronzeville, 4:15
Mooseheart at Hiawatha, 7
Rockford Christian Life at...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List.
Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:54 AM
An Evanston man died after he accidentally shot himself with his shotgun while "showing it off" to friends, authorities said.
Police found Eric Zyzanski, 31, after being called to his apartment in the 800 block of Howard Street around 9:45 p.m. Sunday,...
| Jul 31, 2014
For several weeks in the early 1960s, Genevieve Keilman kept a daily vigil at the hospital bedside of her son John after he was hit by a car and seriously injured.
Looking for a way to give back after her son's recovery, Mrs. Keilman became a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87.
He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A Chicago man faces a series of charges after police in Evanston said they arrested him Thursday with a loaded, .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun; body armor; a face mask; and a small amount of cannabis, according to authorities.
Officers on patrol...
| Jul 10, 2014
Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
A man has been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon carjacking in Evanston and with attempting to take another vehicle in northern suburb earlier in that day, authorities said Wednesday.
Reneil R. Downer, 19, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:56 AM
What happens when an ace Chicago blues guitarist meets up with a scorching Chicago soul singer?
Fire meets fire.
You can hear it on the key tracks of Dave Specter's deeply satisfying, jazz-tinged new album, "Message in Blue" (on Chicago's Delmark...
| Jun 6, 2014
In their alternately affectionate and raucous joint memoir, "Good Talk Dad: The Birds and the Bees ... and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have," network news personalities Bill and Willie Geist riff and reminisce about their lives thus far as one of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:26 PM
An Evanston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of another man who claimed to want to kiss him during a party they both attended, authorities said.
Ricardo E. Munoz, 38, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue, pleaded...