| 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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Olympic sports writer for Chicago Tribune since 1987 and Tribune Company since 2004. Have covered 17 Olympics -- 10 Winter and 7 Summer. Olympic (and soccer World Cup) coverage has taken me all over the world. I have reported from some 50 countries,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 8:25 AM
There's no guarantee that quarterback Josh McCown would return to the Chicago Bears next year if starter Jay Cutler ends up going elsewhere.
Family is the most important factor for the 34-year-old veteran, and that ultimately will be the determining...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves in "Life Itself," documentarian Steve James' meticulous and intensely emotional portrait of the late Roger Ebert. Given unfettered access to Ebert during what turned out to be the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:15 AM
A judge this afternoon turned down motions to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter case against a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and postponed a ruling on whether Chicago Sun-Times reporters will have to turn over notes from interviews on the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Roger Ebert has been gone for nine months and doesn't appear to have slowed down much.
His website, RogerEbert.com, is growing its readership, reports his wife of 20 years, Chaz Ebert, while it employs dozens of film critics and writers, mostly as...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Chris Kaskie pulled out his phone and flipped though his pictures until he stopped on an image, then turned the screen toward me and grinned: It showed the local staff of Pitchfork Media, the Chicago company behind the Pitchfork music website and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Every night gunshots lullaby me to sleep
In ruins of abandoned buildings
the broken glass is where we bottle up all our broken dreams. . . .
Hold the dream with me, as it breaks loose from Jameale Pickett's poem. Something beyond the insane dance of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:14 AM
Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting: The Chicago Sun-Times has ended its lease at 350 N. Orleans effective at the end of 2014, according to building owner Shorenstein Properties LLC. The newspaper's owner has been leasing 98,000 square feet at the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Despite his critical success in films like "Boogie Nights" and "Capote," Philip Seymour Hoffman said he never really dreamed of leaving the stage.
"I just thought I'd ride my bike to the theater. That's what was romantic to me," the NYU Tisch School of...
| 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...