| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:09 PM
A small and ailing alligator was found and rescued Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to various reports out Monday.
And to think, most of us don't attempt to get a soda through security.
The most comforting quote to come...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:34 AM
There's a new clue in the mystery of how a 2-foot-long alligator came to be abandoned at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Earlier, social media had pointed to a tattooed man. Now, it's a woman in a dark beanie being sought to find out how the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:38 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room.
"How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English.
The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:42 PM
SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least.
"I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...
| Jun 13, 2013
Visitors to Chicago are sure to enjoy our excellent food culture. To experience a little bit of that culture in your own kitchen, we've collected some of our favorite recipes. Enjoy!
Enchiladas El Popo
From El Popocatepetl tortilleria on 21st Street,...
| Dec 31, 2013
Before jumping into the food trends and diets awaiting in the new year, look back with us to the recipes we brought you in Good Eating in 2013. Among the hundreds of recipes, these were our favorites. Clip and save or download them (chicagotribune.com/...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A good burger can be a very spiritual experience -- a bite that brings you closer to whatever higher power you may believe in. But when a Chicago restaurant decided to top one of its burgers with an unconsecrated Communion wafer, some thought it was...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
[Updated: 7:12 p.m.: Charlie Trotter's family issued a statement earlier expressing sorrow at the shocking death of the 54-year-old acclaimed chef and asking for privacy "as we work through this difficult time."
Many chefs, including notable L.A. chefs,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Authorities are trying to sort out the mystery of a burning body found Wednesday near an area north of Los Angeles where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old Naperville Central High School graduate.
Firefighters responded to a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:19 PM
An Elgin woman well known in racing and skydiving circles died during a jump in LaSalle County, officials said.
Stephanie Eggum, 32, had cut her main parachute for some reason but deployed her reserve chute at low altitude and plummeted into a corn field...