| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric.
As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A Cook County judge denied a media request Wednesday to unseal a special prosecutor's report into the death of David Koschman before a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley goes on trial on involuntary manslaughter charges.
Judge Michael Toomin said he...
| Nov 24, 2013
On Thanksgiving Day 1963, as the nation still was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a 22-year-old woman was killed in Hollywood. Her naked body wasn't discovered by neighbors for three days. Though still a struggling, little-...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Sun-Times Media Group, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, has reached a tentative agreement with the Chicago Newspaper Guild on a new three-year contract, ending 15 months of negotiations.
The deal, announced Monday, includes new benefits for nearly...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today began serving his 60 day sentence after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, officials said. Richard Vanecko, 39, turned himself into McHenry County officials where he began serving...
| 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 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Nanci Koschman had spent almost a decade waiting for this moment.
After a sleepless night, she sat in a Rolling Meadows courtroom Friday fighting back tears as Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley, turned to face...
| Aug 17, 2013
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jul 9, 2013
By Jessica Reynolds The Chicago Sun-Times is taking flak for its Sunday cover about the Asiana Airlines crash. The front page headline read "FRIGHT 214," which — I assume — was intended to be a play on the doomed flight's......