| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Author Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Oct. 20 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Ebert will be given the Carl...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON--U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh of McHenry owes more than $100,000 in child support and interest to his former wife, she alleges in a Cook County Circuit Court filing.
The dispute, set out in a court filing last December, remains unsettled. Walsh's ex-...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On July 10, three Chicago-area Alderwoods funeral homes were viciously vandalized. All were Dignity Memorial network facilities that had also been targeted for a strike by local Teamsters.
Teamsters Local 727, which represents 16 Alderwoods embalmers,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 5:55 AM
Yipe -- here's a disturbing story. Dog-nappings are up in a big way in 2011... more than 30 percent!
According to this report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the American Kennel Club, which tracks dog kidnappings, is saying the crime has surged 32 percent this...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:31 PM
The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Chicago will hire 111 bypassed black firefighters by March and pay at least $30 million in damages to about 6,000 other black candidates, under a settlement expected to be approved Wednesday by a federal judge here.
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:55 PM
Hedy Weiss, the longtime and indefatigable theater and dance critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, is to receive a special Joseph Jefferson Award in November in recognition of her years of coverage of Chicago theater.
The special award will be presented to...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 4:01 PM
The Chicago Sun-Times reports: A Will County jury convicted a Shorewood man Thursday for offering to pay an inmate at a juvenile detention center to give him oral sex when he was an employee there.
George E. Sabie, 54, was found guilty of criminal sexual...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Sportswriting is one of those professions that looks easy – all you do is watch a game and sling an opinion, right? – but is actually quite difficult precisely because of that apparent ease. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Being able to...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:35 PM
Director Penny Metropulos' stirring take on Alan Bennett's "The Madness of George III" and Mary Zimmerman's revisionist production of "Candide" at the Goodman Theatre shared top honors for large theaters at the 2011 Joseph Jefferson Awards, with the...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A man on parole in a series of armed robberies a decade ago has been charged in eight robberies North and West Side dating to last month after a Chicago Police sergeant interrupted him and another as they robbed a West Side store over the weekend,...