| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:55 PM
A special Cook County grand jury indicted former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of David Koschman in a drunken confrontation on the city’s Near North Side, the special prosecutor said today.
| May 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
World War II lasted six years, but Rick Atkinson needed 14 years to complete his massive trilogy on the conflict. That turned out to be time well spent. Now the wait for the concluding volume of “The Liberation Trilogy,” his magisterial...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Alberto Reyes looked across the well-kept field at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep during pregame warm-up drills Saturday evening and declared it a beautiful place for a baseball game.
Two weeks after their originally scheduled game, players and coaches...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:40 AM
CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."
Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:50 PM
Add Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the growing list of politicians calling on Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to address his future plans.
With the Election over, there are big issues coming up in the Lame Duck session...I think Congressman Jackson, it's...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:35 AM
In 1860, this newspaper made the case for Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency, extolling him for "ability that no man can question, firmness that nothing can overbear, honesty that has never been impeached, and patriotism that never despairs."...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:46 PM
As Maya Vidal writhes on a filthy mattress, hog-tied with an electrical cord, she wonders how much worse this confinement by killers is going to get once the pangs of her drug addictions kick in.
Readers of Isabel Allende's new novel, “Maya's...
| Apr 9, 2013
With (the president) promising that every American will be covered by health insurance, it's fair to ask if you and I should be required to pay for fools who put themselves in the hospital by taking stupid chances.
Like motorcycle riders who suffer...
| Apr 14, 2013
A screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Rogert Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic who died today, leaves behind a rich legacy, thanks to a shelf-full of books that explore movies -- and his own life.
His memoir, "Life Itself," dealt with his battle with alcoholism and the later,...
| Apr 4, 2013
For as long as I can remember following movies, I remember following Roger Ebert.
I remember looking forward to watching every episode of “Siskel & Ebert” as a kid. I remember the “Siskel & Ebert” episode of “The Critic,&...