| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Over the course of a 17-month investigation, after nearly 150 interviews and a review of more than 300,000 pages of records, special prosecutor Dan Webb found no evidence that former Mayor Richard Daley exerted political pressure to shield one of his...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Start of Koschman investigation looks more like a bungle than a conspiracy Friday's print column What did members of the Richard M. Daley administration know about the 2004 fatal attack on David Koschman, and when did they know it? A......
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:46 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a 1955 syndicated cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacob Burck of the Chicago Sun-Times. Henry McNulty, who is our...
| Mar 4, 2014
Gordon Delmar Chambliss, an engineer with Shell Oil for 33 years, sat on the board of the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District and also served with the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission.
Mr. Chambliss, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 23, at Central...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:02 PM
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat.
But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
John Casablancas, the brash upstart who transformed the modeling business in the late 1970s when he founded the Elite agency and turned its young beauties — including Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell — into celebrities,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:03 AM
A financial settlement has been reached between Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches, bringing to an end a long and bitter divorce saga.
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that as part of the settlement, Funches will receive $5...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:29 PM
Oscar Espinosa Chepe
Cuban economist fell out with Castro
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died Monday at a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Oprah Winfrey has been making all kinds of headlines recently -- starring alongside Forest Whitaker in "The Butler," recounting an alleged incident of shopping-related racism in Switzerland, and wearing a ginormous Afro wig on the September cover of O...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:41 AM
It's one thing to study human sexuality in the Midwest in the 1950s. It is yet quite another to find willing participants. But William Masters and Virginia Johnson — the St. Louis-based researchers who would become famous as America's foremost sex...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
A judge on Tuesday set a Feb. 18 start date for the involuntary manslaughter trial of former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew.
That date is nearly 10 years after the death of David Koschman, a 21-year-old Mount Prospect man who died after a drunken...