| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:35 AM
"Hey, Sweetie, for Valentine's Day, let's go to the auto show."
Unless your significant other is seriously shopping for a set of wheels, or perhaps that new car smell drives him or her to the heights of ecstasy, that suggestion will likely be met with a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:38 PM
One of Chicago's biggest charity events again lists Franciscan St. James among its beneficiaries, according to a press release from the health care provider.
The Franciscan Alliance Foundation, St. James Health will again take part in the annual Chicago...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:05 AM
A roughly 2 1/2-mile gap in CTA rail service that lasted 38 years on the Near South Side was eliminated Sunday, when Green Line trains started making stops at a station on Cermak Road near State Street.
The new $50 million Cermak-McCormick Place station...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:03 AM
CTA Green Line trains are starting to make stops at a new $50 million station serving McCormick Place and the Motor Row district on the Near South Side, officials said Sunday.
The Cermak-McCormick Place station, at Cermak Road and State Street, is...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:25 PM
By Jack McCarthy
Special to the Tribune
DePaul basketball won’t tip off at a new McCormick Place arena in January 2017 as originally planned, but university officials are confident it will be open by the middle of that year.
The Blue Demons...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:59 AM
It was before sunrise during the Feb. 1 blizzard. Stu Unger, a Deerfield resident of 60 years who was raised in Highland Park, is used to Chicago snowstorms. But that 180-degree slide on the Edens Expressway that nearly landed his car in a ditch had him...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Sam Berk was taken from his native Czechoslovakia by the Nazis as a boy, separated from his parents and sent to concentration camps, his family said.
After the war, he lived for several years in Britain, learning English before coming to the U .S. and...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:44 PM
A boatload of transportation projects, including completion of the first phase of the Chicago Riverwalk extension, will be launched or resume in early 2015, regardless of whether an early spring is in the offing.
That's because in northeastern Illinois,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:06 AM
City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
But Emanuel's effort to bring movie mogul George Lucas' narrative art museum to a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:30 AM
The recovery has been slow but steady — and isn't over.
In 2014 the industry sold 16.5 million vehicles, up from 15.6 million in 2013. The forecast for 2015 is even better, with sales expected to rise again to 16.9 million, though General Motors...