| Nov 17, 2013
When Mike Schaffer walked down the halls of Mater Christi Catholic school in North Riverside escorting his son, Michael, to his kindergarten class, he made an impression on first-grade teacher Michele Cargola.
"They were so cute together," Michele said,...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Sure, we all know about Halloween and Valentine's Day and Arbor Day -- but did you know Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 is Sweetest Day?...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Jennifer Hudson's career was soaring in the fall of 2008, but the Oscar-winning actress and singer still found time to check in with her mother back in Chicago every day between 9 and 11 a.m.
So when Hudson hadn't heard from her mom by late in the...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Confession: I hate Valentine’s Day.
But I bet I’m not alone.
For the first 26 years of my life I dreaded Valentine’s Day. Every February 14 served as a reminder that no one wanted to date me.
I couldn’t stand going to...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:22 AM
These events happen during the Oct. 13-28 East Beach Homearama, sponsored by the Tidewater Builders Association. The showcase of 10 new custom homes is located along Shore Drive in the Ocean View area of Norfolk. Homearama is open from noon to 9 p.m....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was the first witness as William Balfour went on trial today for the murders of singer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in the home where the Hollywood star grew up. Balfour is accused of killing Hudson'...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Jennifer Hudson, dressed all in black and wearing little makeup, struggled at times to maintain her composure on the witness stand Monday as the trial of her former brother-in-law opened in dramatic fashion.
Her voice cracked as the Academy Award-winning...
| May 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
After less than two hours of deliberations Wednesday night, the jury deliberating the fate of the man accused of killing Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew requested transcripts from witnesses who testified in the case and then...
| May 9, 2012
| 9:02 PM
Jurors will continue deliberating the fate of actress Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law Thursday, choosing between contradicting portraits of him painted during closing arguments.
The racially diverse panel must decide whether William Balfour is an...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:39 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois -- William Balfour, who was convicted by a Cook County jury in May in the 2008 murders of singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
| May 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The conversation hit on really just two topics today when Mary, John Williams and I had our weekly chat on WGN AM 720. First was the issue of how important it is for Gov. Pat Quinn to stay in the......