| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:51 PM
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports.
The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
One day after 13 people were shot and wounded in a Chicago park, a rash of separate shootings erupted across the city overnight Friday and into Saturday morning leaving five dead and at least six injured, police said.
The latest shooting involved a 51-...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 1:36 PM
This isn't something you see every day: A small plane landed on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive early Sunday morning after the pilot encountered some mechanical difficulties.
No one was hurt.
According to the Chicago Tribune, John Pedersen guided his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Brandon Ort, who designed the winning logo marking Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary next year, wants to make one thing clear — he may have grown up in Michigan, but he’s a Cubs fan.
Ort, whose design won out over about 1,200 others...
| Jul 26, 2013
Data should be illuminative, not off-putting. At the Chicago Tribune News Applications team, we try to help that light shine a little brighter.
Accomplishing that means taking advantage of the online medium to tell stories. The building blocks we use...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Four men have been arrested and charged in last week's mass shooting in a South Side Chicago park that wounded 12 adults and a 3-year-old boy, officials said Tuesday.
Police said the motive for the mass shooting appears to be retaliation for a...
| Sep 26, 2013
Raise your hand if you're on Twitter, have a Facebook account, +1 on Google+, upload photos to Instagram and pin on Pinterest.
Good. I see lots of hands.
Now how many of you are on Flipboard and are using the platform to create magazines?
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:04 PM
A small plane crashed into the parking lot of a bank in Bolingbrook, Ill., Wednesday evening, killing a passenger and critically injuring the pilot, officials said.
Connor Hale, 17, of Bolingbrook, told the Los Angeles Times he was driving through an...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Oct 2, 2013
It has only been a year since their son passed away, but on Monday, Carrie and Terry Meghie returned to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he had spent most of his 10-month life.
The nurses and doctors who cared for their son, Jackson...
| Oct 6, 2013
The Chicago Humanities Festival kicks off a strong lineup for its fall festival next Sunday — a program so strong that tickets have already sold out for several events, including the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize talks with Chimamanda Ngozi...