| May 24, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his colorful and energetic paintings of sports events, and his wife are donating $5 million to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a new student center, the school announced today.
Neiman is an alumnus and former...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Funnel clouds were reported early tonight as a strong storm blew through south of Chicago from Illinois into Indiana.
About 6:50 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for southeastern Cook County, northern Lake County in Indiana as well as northwestern...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:20 PM
A flatbed semitrailer-tractor truck carrying rolls of aluminum rolled over today while trying to get onto eastbound I-80 at Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond, Ind.
No injuries were reported when the crash happened at about 2:15 p.m., according to the...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Rubin Robinson said he has always managed to avoid trouble inEnglewood, the violence-plagued South Side neighborhood where he’s lived his entire life.
The eight staples on the right side of his chest, and the eight more under his elbow, are the...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 6:13 AM
El Debarge - Avant - Steve Greenberg - Dr. Elmo - John Pinette - Voices of Rock Radio
Monday, December 6
Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. King Drive
| Aug 4, 2011
| 2:11 PM
A Tinley Park couple who operated weight-loss clinics faces federal drug and tax evasion charges for allegedly providing prescription weight-loss drugs to patients without performing physicals and not paying some $750,000 in taxes.
Rakesh Anand, 55,...
| Jun 9, 2007
Edwin Traisman, a food researcher who helped create Cheez Whiz and, as an early McDonald's franchise owner in Wisconsin, co-developed the freezing process used to make McDonald's French fries, has died. He was 91.
Traisman, a resident of Monona, Wis.,...
| Jan 18, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:
Justin L. Bauer, 24, of Loveland, Colo.; staff sergeant, Army. Bauer was killed Jan. 10 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 5:50 AM
Polkapalooza featuring Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra
To see them again:
Friday & Saturday November 27 & 28
Both shows at 2 p.m., Doors open at 1 p.m.
The Venue at Horeshoe Casino
777 Casino Center Drive
| Jun 1, 2009
| 4:50 PM
"The Steve and Johnnie Show" is an overnight kaleidoscope of people, places and things ranging from breaking local, national and international news stories, to celebrity interviews, to creative sculpture (with Spam), to in-studio "jams" with visiting rock...
| Apr 6, 2008
After we published "Alternate ZIPs," describing some less-well-known but robust neighborhoods and suburbs (Real Estate, Jan. 20), it was our readers' turn.
They offered lively descriptions of their areas—their alternate ZIPs as it were. North,...