| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Office Depot, which recently merged with Illinois-based OfficeMax, was approved for tax breaks by the Illinois Senate that could sway the office-supply company toward a northern headquarters.
But the Illinois House adjourned Tuesday, stalling the bill,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:41 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach John Groce slumped into a chair, placed his head on his palm and exhaled as an orange chaos erupted all around him on the Assembly Hall court.
He had just gotten the best news in long time.
After an official review of...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The photo of Filomena Tobias extending a middle finger to ejected Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah at May 8's game against the Miami Heat went viral. USA TODAY Sports photographer Steve Mitchell captured a moment that captured the emotion of an intense...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The chubby seventh-grader made a list.
It was private and motivational and locked in a small safe in his bedroom.
"It was all the things people were telling me at that time," Jabari Parker said. "People called me fat, slow. They said, 'He's not...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:07 PM
The Chicago Cubs have exercised an option to get out of their broadcast contract with WGN-TV after the 2014 season, sources said Wednesday.
The team notified the Tribune Co.-owned station on Tuesday it had 30 days to agree to substantially higher fees...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:08 PM
BOSTON — Jake Peavy hasn't forgotten the first words Jonny Gomes said to him on his first day in the Fenway Park home clubhouse after his trade from the Chicago White Sox.
"I asked how Jonny was doing, and his quote to me was, 'Just a day closer...
| Mar 6, 2013
As the Blackhawks' wins continue, a feeling is setting in for the press corps covering the team: The Blackhawks are becoming the hottest story in town. Trib Nation checked in with the Chicago Tribune's Blackhawk's beat reporter, Chris Kuc, as he readied...
| Jun 11, 2013
Q: I am planning my first trip to Chicago for sometime in mid-June. What are your recommendations and must-have food experiences for a newcomer to Chicago?
—Lea Thompson, Austin, Texas
Q: I'll be in Chicago in July doing a dinner. Have some...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Erika Schmidt has come a long way since "The Island of Doughnut Hole Lake," her first full-length story written in collaboration with a fourth grade classmate. That illustrated piece, inspired by Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins," followed...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Know a young critic?
Send them our way!
To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program.
We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
An inbound Metra Electric train is on the move again this afternoon after hitting a pedestrian near the south suburban Homewood station.
The train involved was on its way as of 1:20 p.m., according to passenger Chuck Burke, an editor at the Chicago...